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$ 900


Oil painting on found paper | 2019

The oil paintings comprising the series Stork and The Scent of the Jujube have been created to accompany Johanna Tagata Hoffbeck’s eponymous debut novel, first published by Å Journal in 2019. An excerpt from the novel follows.

“In France she observed people kissing one another on their cheeks to say hello, and again half an hour later to say goodbye. She had taken to picturing French people’s memories as a library of scents, concluding that perhaps it was not simply kisses, but fragrances that were offered to one another.”


11 x 9 inches


Floated: 15.5 x 13.5 x 1.5 inches


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The work comes with a Certification of Authenticity signed and numbered by the Co-Founder of Tappan

Size: 11 x 9 inches
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“Contemporary cultures are often extremely fast and ever-changing. My practice engages with slower tasks which demand commitment and help us to focus our attention. In my paintings, I depict activities such as growing plants and preparing and sharing tea, which also are parts of my daily life.”
-Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck
Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

About the Artist

Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck

Multi-disciplinary artist Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck's practice includes painting, mixed media, photographic prints, and sculpture. Tagada Hoffbeck shows extensively in Japan and Europe. Select public and private collections include Design Museum (Gent, BE), Booklet Art Library (Tokyo, JP), and Los Angeles Contemporary Archives (Los Angeles, US).

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