On July 2, Giant Robot presents “World Wide Panty Flash,” featuring paper clay sculptures by Yukinori Dehara. I may have mentioned this before, but I did not like Dehara’s work until I saw the pieces in person. My reaction went from “Oh, this is ugly/not my thing” to “I love this and must own it!” It’s one of the rare times that my opinion of an artist changed so drastically, and I can’t even explain why.
Via Giant Robot:
Panchira means panty flash.
In Yukinori Dehara’s words, “It sometimes takes a candid shot of the panty and the uncle is arrested though it is a shameful thing. Panchira is an important part of Japanese culture for men. People want panchira animation, idol, and figures because we can’t watch panchira at real world.” ”It is always noted in the commuter train and the town. I made figures imagining a lot of situations of panchira, so I love panchira.”
See more preview images at Giant Robot’s website. “World Wide Panty Flash” opens on July 2 with a reception starting at 6:30. See you there!
EDIT: I love this one…