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(#150) MESON: Edition of 2762 of which 100 copies are signed 1-100, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, three sets are signed as progressives and one copy is signed as a dedication copy.
October 19, 1991 12 colors 16-5/8" x 24"
Client: Meson Resort, 1039-45 Kita-Hira, Shiga-cho, Shiga-gun, Shiga-ken 520-06 JAPAN Telephone: (0775) 96-1657 Telephone (415) 567-4842 A-Z: Artist's own use Dedication copy: Thomas Wilson Progressives: One set to Meson Resort, one set to Thomas Wilson
People whom we find exotic, tit for tat, find us equally strange and exciting. We think of ourselves as perfectly normal, not as subjects for foreign fantasy-lands, but it isn't so. Americans are Western cowboys and Indians, Chicago gangsters and gun-molls, New Orleans jazz musicians and Los Angeles movie stars. Americans typically live in log cabins and wrestle bears, apparently, in the popular mind of Japan. When I go to the zoo I am often more interested by the interest displayed by the monkeys in my behavior than in the behavior of the monkeys. Who's studying who, here? Are we on the inside looking out, or on the outside looking in? Is there a place where people dress up as Americans for Hallowe'en?