Egg Machine

200.00

The original illustration Egg machine. Japan has the highest per capita rate of vending machines in the world. You can buy just about anything. Obligation and ritual play a big role in social encounters in Japan — at work, at home, at the store. For generations, small neighborhood shops thrived because they provided a sense of intimacy and trust. Vending machines let you avoid social requirements.

Sterngold, 1992: ‘They help people avoid the social embarrassment associated with buying certain products. For example, in the 1990s flower machines allowed young men to avoid the embarrassment of admitting to shopkeepers they were buying a nice gift for a sweetheart. Such a gesture of affection was unusual in Japan for the time and rather embarrassing.’

One of a kind. Signed and dated 2019.

Minor variations from product pictures may occur.

Gouache on paper

32 × 24 cm

In stock


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