*Special Edition* Shiori Ikeno - Sado



Sado Special Edition includes:

  • Signed zine.
  • Choice of 2 sets of 2 Signed & numbered 6" x 8.5" C-prints from the book.
  • All of this comes in a manila envelope with sticker of prints inside stamped & numbered.
  • Very limited edition of only 20 each set.

48 pg.
Full color photo zine.
Digital Offset
6” x 9”
Edition of 20 + 5 AP of each set 
Deadbeat Club #80

Standard Edition available here.

The natural splendor of Sado is undeniable, from the island’s remote, rural landscapes, to its coastal landforms and primeval forests. In Shiori Ikeno’s “Sado,” the artist revisits her grandparents' home, her focus shifting from scenic foliage, to aging family, to childhood memorabilia. Elements of nature remain prominently on display - a tree in the reflection of a hospital window, fruits strung up or set out on the table. And all throughout, a stillness pervades, like a tranquil reverence. The island is quiet, but alive.

Once established as an island of exile where dissidents and nonconformists were banished by the emperor, Sado inadvertently became somewhat of a cultural incubator for artists and intellectuals who would go on to establish the very foundations of regional art, religion and tradition. In “Sado", Ikeno foregoes much of her trademark bright, humorous images, for a more muted tone, echoing the respite of the island.  There’s certainly more to this story but the explanation lies just out of reach, somehow shrouded by time and nature.

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