Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints

Graffiti, pinups and pop art mingle with ukiyo-e prints in a dazzling exhibition

As the recently appointed director of NYC’s Japan Society Gallery, Miwako Tezuka makes a resounding statement about the modern relevance of traditional Edo-era art. While introducing “Edo Pop: The Graphic Impact of Japanese Prints,” Dr. Tezuka hones in on “a contemporary sensibility,” the notion that artists across generations can speak to each other through their connection to the everyday. The modern-day talent that accompanies the …