Giant Robot Store and GR2 News

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Art Show Opening: Yukinori Dehara: Worldwide Panty Flash July 2 – July 27th, 2011 Reception: Saturday, July 2, 6:30 – 10:00 pm GR2 2062 Sawtelle Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 445-9276 Giant Robot is proud to host World Wide Panty Flash, paper clay sculptures by Yukinori Dehara. We’ve featured Japanese artist, Yukinori Dehara annually and his exhibitions range from being touching to grotesque. Yet like most artists, he has a deep ideology behind his pieces although to the casual observer, they look like fun. Panchira means panty flash. In Yukinori Dehara’s words, “It sometimes takes a candid shot of the panty and the uncle is arrested though it is a shameful thing. Panchira is an important part of Japanese culture for men. People want panchira animation, idol, and figures because we can’t watch panchira at real world.” “It is always noted in the commuter train and the town. I made figures imagining a lot of situations of panchira, so I love panchira.” Giant Robot was born as a Los Angeles-based magazine about Asian, Asian-American, and new hybrid culture in 1994, but has evolved into a full-service pop culture provider with a shop and gallery in Los Angeles, as well as an online equivalent. An opening reception for the artists will take place from 6:30 – 10:00 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2011. For more information about Yukinori Dehara or Giant Robot, please contact: Eric Nakamura Giant Robot Owner/Publisher (310) 479-7311
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