Museum exhibition
Zephyr
Paintings by Gajin Fujita
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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Photo: Elizabeth East
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Installation photography, Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita<br>Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art<br>
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© Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; photography: Bruce Mathews
Gajin Fujita<br>
Dragon's Lair, 1999 <br>
      spray paint, acrylic, gold leaf on wood panel<br>
      48 x 18 in. (121.9 x 45.7 cm)<br>
      Collection of Creative Artists Agency, <br>
      Beverly Hills, CA
Gajin Fujita<br>
Oasis, 1999 <br>
      spray paint, acrylic, gold leaf on wood panel<br>
      18 x 48 in. (45.7 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Collection of Scott R. Coleman, New York, NY
Gajin Fujita<br>
Shoki, 1999 <br>
      spray paint, acrylic, silver leaf on wood panel<br>
      48 x 18 in. (121.9 x 45.7 cm)<br>
      Collection of Scott R. Coleman, New York, NY
Gajin Fujita<br>
Purple Haze, 2000 <br>
      spraypaint, acrylic, gold leaf on wood panel<br>
      8 x 20 in. (20.3 x 50.8 cm)<br>
      Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Gajin Fujita<br>
Divine Wind, 2001<br>
      spray paint, acrylic, gold and silver leaf on wood panel<br>
      48 x 128 in. (121.9 x 325.1 cm) (eight panels)<br>
      Collection of Julie and John Thornton, Austin, TX
Gajin Fujita<br>
Bangin', 2002<br>
      spray paint, acrylic & gold leaf on wood panels<br>
      8 x 20 in. (diptych) [20.3 x 50.8 cm. (diptych)]<br>
      Collection of Margery and Maurice Katz, Los Angeles, CA
Gajin Fujita<br>
Dream, 2002<br>
spray paint, acrylic & gold leaf on wood panels<br>
48 x 96 in (121.9 x 243.8 cm)<br>
Private collection
Gajin Fujita<br>
Gold State Warriors, 2002<br>
spray paint, acrylic & gold and white gold leaf on twelve wood panels<br>
60 x 192 in (152.4 x 487.7 cm) <br>
Private collection
Gajin Fujita<br>
Study for KIIS Crew Hyde, 2002-03<br>
      spraypaint, acrylic & pencil on paper<br>
      35 x 23 in [88.9 x 58.4 cm]<br>
      Collection of Baryy and Penny Platnick,<br>
      Broomfield, CO
Gajin Fujita<br>
K2S Crew, 2002<br>
      Spray paint, acrylic, gold and white gold leaf on six wood panels<br>
      60 x 16 inches each/60 x 96 inches overall (152.4 x 40.6 cm. each/152.4 
      x 243.8 cm) (overall)<br>
      Collection of the Ulrich Museum of Art, Witchita, Kansas
Gajin Fujita<br>
Swell, 2002<br>
      spray paint, acrylic, white gold leaf on wood panel<br>
      48 x 96 in. overall (6 panels)<br>
      Collection of Lois and Richard Neiter, Sherman Oaks, CA
Gajin Fujita<br>
Trance, 2002<br>
spraypaint, acrylic & white gold leaf on wood panel<br>
8 x 20 in (20.3 x 50.8 cm) diptych<br>
Private collection
Gajin Fujita<BR>Area 213, 2003<br>
      spray paint, acrylic, gold and  white gold leaf on wood panels<br>
      48 x 96 in. [121.9 x 243.8 cm] (six panels) <br>
      Collection of Alan Grumet and Sonia Lee, New York, NY
Gajin Fujita<br>
East Side Los Angeles, 2003<br>
acrylic, spraypaint, gold & white<br>
gold leaf on wood panels<br>
60 x 16 in. each panel/60 x 96 in. overall<br>
(152.4 x 40.6 cm/152.4 x 243.8 cm)<br>
      Collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Gajin Fujita<br>
Knockin’ Boots, 2003<br>
acrylic, spraypaint, gold & white
gold leaf on wood panel<br>
16 x 48 in. (40.6 x 121.9 cm)<br>
Collection of Jean Smith and Rodnie Nelson
Gajin Fujita<br>
Motley Crue, 2003<br>
spray paint, acrylic, gold and  white gold leaf on wood panels<br>
60 x 95 in (152.4 x 241.3 cm)(six panels)<br>
Collection of Alejandro Moreno, Princeton, NJ
Gajin Fujita<br>
West Dragon, 2003<br>
      spray paint, acrylic, gold  leaf on wood panel<br>
      16 x 48 in (40.6 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Private Collection, Beverly Hills, CA
Gajin Fujita<br>
Beast, 2004<br>
acrylic, spraypaint, Mean Streak paint stick, gold leaf and white gold leaf on wood panel<br>
8 x 20 in (20.3 x 50.8 cm) diptych<br>
The Collection of Douglas S. Kramer
Gajin Fujita<br>
Beast, 2004<br>
      acrylic, spray paint, gold leaf and white gold leaf on wood panel<br>
      8 x 20 in (20.3 x 50.8 cm) diptych<br>
      Private collection
Gajin Fujita<br>
L.A. Basin, 2004<br>
      Spray paint, white gold leaf, yellow gold leaf, paint marker and Mean 
      Streak on wood<br>
      16 x 48 in (40.6 x 121.9 cm)<br>
      Private collection
Gajin Fujita<br>
L.A. Dragon, 2004<br>
spraypaint, acrylic, & platinum leaf on wood panel<br>
24 in tondo (60.9 cm tondo)<br>
Private collection
Warrior from Shore Line Duel (Study of), 2004<br>
      spraypaint, marker and pencil on paper<br>
      45 x 43.5 in. (114.3 x 110.5 cm)<br>
      Private collection<br>
Gajin Fujita<br>
Shore Line Duel, 2004<br>
gold and white gold leaf, acrylic, spray paint and Mean Streak on wood panels<br>
60 x 95 1/8 in (152.4 x 241.6 cm) (six panels)<br>
Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan
Gajin Fujita<br>
Ride or Die, 2005<br>
      gold and white gold leaf, paint marker, spray paint and Mean Streak<br>
      Six Panels Overall: 83 x 126 in. (210.8 x 320 cm) / Each: 83 x 21 in. 
      (210.8 x 53.3 cm)<br>
      Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas
      City, MO
Gajin Fujita<br>
Chinita, 2005<br>
      platinum leaf, spraypraint, Mean Streak, paint marker on wood panel<br>
      24 x 16 in (61 x 40.6 cm)<br>
      Private collection
Gajin Fujita<br>
Study of Red Light (Girl #5), 2005 <br>
      spraypaint, paint marker & pencil on paper<br>
      44 x 34 in. (111.8 x 86.4 cm)<br>
      Private Collection, Long Beach, CA
Gajin Fujita<br>
Red Light District, 2005<br>
      gold and white gold leaf, paint marker, spray paint, acrylic, and Mean 
      Streak<br>
      Twelve panels overall: 72 x 192 in. (182.9 x 487.7 cm) / Each: 72 x 16 
      in. (182.9 x 40.6 cm)<br>
      Private collection
Gajin Fujita<br>
Street Fight, 2005<br>
24K gold leaf, spraypaint, Mean Streak, paint maker on wood panel<br>
Triptych Overall: 24 x 48 in (60.9 x 121.9 cm)<br>
Each panel: 24 x 16 in (60.9 x 40.6 cm)<br>
Private collection
Gajin Fujita<br>
Study of Clash of the Titans, 2006<br>
      spraypaint and graphite on paper<br>
      46 x 35 1/2 in (116.8 x 90.2 cm) (sheet) <br>
      Collection of Krishna Garvey and Mark Neiter, Los Angeles
Gajin Fujita<br>
Clash of the Titans, 2002 - 2006<br>
gold and white gold leaf, spraypaint, acrylic, Mean Streak and paint marker on panel<br>
12 Panels<br>
Each Panel: 48 x 16 in. (121.9 x 40.6 cm) Overall: 48 x 192 in. (121.9 x 487.7 cm)<br>
Private collection
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Kansas City, Missouri
8 Sep 2006 - 5 Nov 2006
kemperart.org

artist profile


Selected article

Thorson, Alice. "L.A. Artist’s Grown-up Graffiti." Kansas City Star, 27 August 2006
full article, PDF


Catalogue

Zephyr: Paintings by Gajin Fujita
A 96-page, hardbound, full-color catalogue has been published by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art on the occasion of this exhibition.

The publication includes a foreword by Kemper Museum Director Rachael Blackburn Cozad, and essays by Elizabeth Dunbar,  curator of the Kemper Museum; Dave Hickey, professor of English and creative writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Franklin Sirmans, a New York-based writer, curator, and curatorial advisor for P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center; and Jason Steuber, the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellow at Glasgow University in the History of Art Department and former assistant curator of Asian art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.

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