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Date, Hideo [ bio ]

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H: 18 in, W: 13 in

Los Angeles, Calif., UNKNOWN


Gift of Hideo Date


Matted and framed.

A barechested man with long unbound hair carries a large, yellow cross. His lower body clothed in red and grey hued wrap. A reddish mist surrounds him as he stands among green plants with small grey-white flowers. In the background, an angel in grey with lavender belt and green wings embraces another angel in red with and orange belt and green wings at lower right; behind them appear blue clouds and brown and green mountains in the distance.

Artist's hanko (personal mark, consists of three characters that translate as "Date Hide"), lower right corner.

"One painting was about the war. But you don't see the war. It's a crucified cross. Because its calle, Again, crucifying humanity. It's Second World War. That's my picture."--Hideo Date, interview, Queens, N.Y., 17 November 2000.

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