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Ling Ling


Single piece Signed Dated Titled

From the series Yakuza Fairy Tales



4.5 x 8 x 7.5 cm
1.77 x 3 x 2.95 in







The exhibits of the group "Yakuza Fairy Tales" also point to cliché expectations of Asian immigrants. "Beautiful Flowers", "Ling Ling", "Golden Dragon" — the terms tattooed on the fingers are the ones that are repeatedly used in a clichéd and racist way in relation to Vietnamese immigrants. The name "Yakuza" refers to Japanese criminal organizations that have named themselves after the number combination "8-9-3", which is considered worthless in the card game Oicho-Kabu. It is not without pride that the Yakuza describe themselves as worthless and thus free themselves from the role of victim.t the Yakuza describe themselves as worthless and thus free themselves from the role of victim.

1978 , Vietnam

Art and tattoos - even if there are many points of contact, the visual arts and tattooing still belong to different worlds. In the course of time, the tattoo increasingly rose from the role of a stigma and turned into a mass phenomenon. Since the 1970s and 1980s, tattoos have also been an object of art, for example in performances with Valie Export or Timm Ulrichs, but there is still a large discrepancy in the assessment of the classical arts and the craft of tattooing. Pham Thai Ho dares to build bridges in his work. The Vietnamese artist Pham Thai Ho started tattooing while still studying at the Academy of Arts in Munich. As an academy graduate and established tattoo artist, he is part of both art worlds. As a tattoo artist, he is always looking for new artistic forms of expression and thus elevates tattooing from his tradition as a craft activity. At the same time, the artist treads new paths in art by placing tattoos and the societal prejudices that resonate with them in the artistic discourse.

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Berlin, Schönleinstr. 25

In 2012 Anna Franek launched the Anna25 project in Munich. The exhibition project held a 25- hour exhibition every three months, always on the twenty-fifth of the month, in different locations. In the same year the gallery owner moved into her permanent exhibition space in Berlin Kreuzberg with the Anna25 gallery. The focus of the Anna25 gallery is on esta...

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La mer de nuages


162 x 97 cm


Golden Dragon


4.5 x 8 x 7.5 cm

150,00 €

Yakuza Fairy Tales


4.5 x 8 x 7.5 cm

150,00 €