“Majestyscope” by Sean D’Anconia (mixed-media, acrylic on canvas)
“Majestyland” is the name that I’ve given to a fictional future London ruled by a Japanese gaming corporation – this is the setting for much of my present Pop-Fusion Art. And the lens focused on this universe is called “Majestyscope”.
The above piece which is presently featured at Hold Up Art’s installation at The Sheraton Hotel, is an homage to Cult-Cinema, Marvel Comics, Yakuza Eiga and British Spy Film/TV.
Some notable references:
1. Hotel pictured with purple rising sun is the New Otani from LA’s historic Little Tokyo (recently purchased – twice – and ruined by new owners). This was at one time the central focal point of the entire area and a beacon of Japanese influence in the US during the 80′s.
2. The main female icon – Leora Francesca – is a fusion of Maetel (GE999), Marilyn Monroe and Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman).
3. The “Oiran/Geisha” that appears in a few spots is based on Wakao Ayako.
4. Yakuza in the bottom yellow panel is in part based on Kobayashi Akira – star of many 60′s iconic Japanese Gangster films – with irezumi tattoo art on his body from The Yakuza with Robert Mitchum, and Ike Reiko’s flowers from Sex and Fury.
5. Blaxploitation homage on far right with a Bruce Lee/Jim Kelly hybrid.
- Also, Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt house designed for Ayn Rand, Ferrari 1962 GTO with graphics from Scorpion with Alain Delon, Kabuki actor circa 1940, Shaw Bros. action star Ching Tang (Interpol 009), British MOD symbol.
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