Noriyoshi Ohrai exhibition / B2 / Beauties in Myths / Japan


Noriyoshi Ohrai exhibition - Beauties in Myth
Type of Poster
Style of Poster
Beauties in Myth
Origin of Poster
Year of Poster
Noriyoshi Ohrai
Size (inches)
20 6/16" x 28 14/16"
SS or DS

This is one of four B2 sized posters that were printed to advertise the Noriyoshi Ohrai exhibition that took place in Miyazaki, Japan from February to March 2014. I was lucky enough to have been given these posters by the exhibition director Tatsuya Ishida after being given a personal tour when I visited in March.

This poster features an example of one of the ‘beauties in myths’ paintings that Ohrai created to feature on the cover of SF Magazine, a popular Japanese periodical during the 1980s. Ohrai was asked to choose a theme for a series of covers that were printed over the course of a year and he decided to mix high-tech and sci-fi elements with women from history and mythical stories, for example Messalina, the infamous third wife of Roman emperor Claudius.

I wrote a report of my visit to the exhibition and that can be viewed here.

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