BIG APPLE in Yamanashi
I visited yamanashi prefectual art of museum to see a artwork “BIG APPLE” which is created by Sato Masaaki. The shiny huge sculpture made me blown away. Masaaki Sato is one of the greatest American Artists. He established his reputation with his “Newsstand series” and “Hole series” where both are inspired by New York City. Newsstand symbolizes diversity. His signature motif of cone-shaped holes pierce the subway and the apple in Hole series. In April 2008, his “Big Apple” outdoor sculpture finally opened to the public at Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art. He told us about his fascinating life in this interview.
Masaaki Sato :
Born 1941, Kofu City Yamanashi, studied in London from 1967 to 1970. Sato moved to New York in 1970, since then he has had one-person exhibition at O.K. Harris Gallery 11 times and a retrospective-exhibition at Unison Art Center. Sato has been invited by museums and galleries all over the world to exhibit his paintings 221 times. His paintings were carried in The New York Times, ART TODAY, and The Newspaper in Art, also printed as the front cover of the town magazines in the United States, Germany and Netherlands. His reviews were written in about 395 pages in 172 newspapers and magazines. His paintings are maintained in 87 places which are museums, universities, and corporations as permanent collection mainly in the United States.