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XLARGE®×HAJIME SORAYAMA

XLARGE® releases collaboration with world famous artist, “Hajime Sorayama”!
XLARGE® will release collaborative items with “Hajime Sorayama”, a worldwide legendary artist known as “Godfather of airbrush painting” The collection features Sorayama’s specially drawn “OG GORILLA”, XLARGE’s brand icon, and his masterwork, “Sexy Robot”.

 Now Available at XLARGE(R) stores in Japan and Amazon.
Stores list here https://xlarge.jp/en/shoplist/
Amazon https://www.amazon.co.jp

<Artwork Description>

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“Hajime Sorayama is an artist known world-wide for his works such as SONY’s first generation AIBO and Aerosmith album cover.  It’s not exaggerating to say that his “Sexy Robot” series, which he integrated the aesthetic beauty of human body into robots, are 20th century legend.  Currently, there are numerous cultural icons such as George Lucas, Stella McCartney, and KAWS who respect his works.  By Sorayama’s hand、XLARGE’s gorilla transformed into punkish robot.

This collaboration simply is not just a friendly encounter of street fashion and art.  Rather, it might be better to interpret it as a battle in which Sorayama and XLARGE® stick their middle fingers up to each other.”  NANZUKA GALLERY Masafumi Nanzuka

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Sorayama specially drew his signature Sexy Robot wearing camisole with printed OG GORILLA for the collaboration.

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XLARGE ® official retailer, official online store “calif”, and AMAZON

We will take pre-orders of “Hajime Sorayama collaboration items” from October 17th (Mon.).

<Artist Profile>

Hajime Sorayama

Sorayama was born in Ehime prefecture in 1947 and graduated Chubi Central Art School in 1968.  After working at an advertising agency, he became a freelance illustrator in 1972.   His highly realistic depictions and his works which pursue beauty of human body and machines are well known both inside and outside of Japan.  “Sexy Robot” series (1978), which he integrated the aesthetic beauty of female body into robots, served to establish his reputation globally.  In 1999, he worked with Sony on the concept design for their entertainment robot “AIBO” and won two prizes- “Good Design Grand Prize” from the Ministry of Trade and Industry and “Media Arts Festival Grand Prize” from the Agency for Cultural Affairs.  In 2001, first generation “AIBO” was added as permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute and Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).  He also won the prize from Asahi Newspaper in the same year.

His recent exhibition includes- “The Unorthodox” The Jewish Museum (2015 New York, USA), Solo exhibition "An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine." NANZUKA (2016 Tokyo), “THE UNIVERSE AND ART” Mori Museum (2016 Tokyo), and many more.