This suite of five drawings was conceived for an exhibition at the Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim in Germany in 2006. The set depicts superimposed text from five manga books from the famous Dragon Ball Manga Series. Titles of the individual books:; Let the Contest Begin; Milk Delivery; Ascetic Training; Hard Work Pays!!; Strongest Under the Heavens Extracts from Wikipedia:; Dragon Ball has become one of the most successful manga series of all time. Its collected volumes have sold over 160 million copies in Japan, and are estimated to have sold 250-300 million copies worldwide, making it the second best-selling manga series. Regarded as one of the most influential manga series, Dragon Ball has inspired artists including Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto) and Tite Kubo (Bleach). Dragon Ball (Japanese: ??????? Hepburn: Doragon Boru) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Toriyama. Originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1984 to 1995, the 519 individual chapters were printed in 42 tankobon volumes by the publisher Shueisha. Dragon Ball was inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West as well as Hong Kong martial arts films. It initially had a comedy focus but later became an action-packed fighting series. The story follows the adventures of Son Goku, from childhood to adulthood, as he trains in martial arts and explores the world in search of the Dragon Balls, seven magical orbs which summon a wish-granting dragon when gathered. Along his journey, Goku makes several friends and battles villains, many of whom also seek the Dragon Balls.
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Bartha Contemporary was founded by Swiss-German couple Niklas and Daniela von Bartha in January 2000. The gallery relocated to its