“Udon II” is a signed and numbered time-limited edition of giclée prints. They were made available for 24 hours starting at 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, April 10 and ending at 7:59 AM PDT on Tuesday, April 11. The edition was limited by the number of prints sold during those 24 hours and never reprinted.
“Udon II” was created specifically for a billboard in Sawtelle Japantown in Los Angeles. Also known as “Little Osaka,” this historic area is filled with all sorts of Asian culinary delights. I’ve been going to Sawtelle for many years, and while waiting in line for ramen, I would always feel oppressed by the vulgar advertisements looming overhead on this one particular billboard. So, using my own resources, I placed “Udon II” at Sawtelle Boulevard between La Grange Avenue and Mississippi Avenue as an homage to the area and the many memories I have from visiting this unique neighborhood. There’s no name, text, or signature on the billboard – just an image of a gingko sprite feeding her offspring noodles from the head of a kappa. It was displayed directly above Giant Robot Gallery on Sawtelle Boulevard until the end of April, 2017.
- Image size: 20 7/8″ tall × 18 1/2″ wide
- Paper size: 23 1/2″ tall × 20 1/2″ wide
- Printed on archival 310 gsm 100% cotton-rag paper with archival pigment-based ink
- Embossed chop
- Signed and numbered by James Jean
- Release date: April 10th, 2017
- Edition size: 627