Anderson & Low
Back to search results
Untitled (The Sunset Duel)
Anderson & Low, a pair of artists who have collaborated for more than 20 years, sought young models in Asia whose personal styles—makeup, costume, and hairstyle—imitate the animated characters of manga and anime (Japanese comics and animation). For this photograph, they digitally imposed images of two men dressed as anime samurai onto a flat, illustrated color field background. Notice how they subtly enhanced the eyes and glossed the image, blurring the line between living subject and animated character. The resulting photograph evokes a tradition of Japanese samurai films while providing space for the subjects to further explore their self-defined manga identities.
Cataloguing data may change with further research.
If you have questions about this work of art or the MFAH Online Collection please contact us.
Anderson & Low, British, active since 1990Jonathan Anderson, British, born 1961Edwin Low, British, born 1957
Untitled (The Sunset Duel)from the series Manga Dreams
- 2009-2010, printed 2012
- Inkjet print
- Image: 20 × 38 1/2 in. (50.8 × 97.8 cm) Sheet: 24 × 44 in. (61 × 111.8 cm)
- Credit Line
Museum purchase funded by Joan Morgenstern
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
Artists, London, England, 2009-2010; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, 2013