Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

March 18, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

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While psychedelia and Pop art were exploding in the States in the 1960s & 70s, Keiichi Tanaami was combining the two into an electric visual language that forever changed the landscape of modern Japanese art, a legacy that’s evident in his new show Visible Darkness/Invisible Darkness currently on view at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC. Tanaami, born 1936 in Tokyo, has had a decades-long career working in a broad array of Read More

Takashi Murakami’s Personal Superflat Art Collection at the Yokohama Museum

March 1, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Takashi Murakami’s Personal Superflat Art Collection at the Yokohama Museum

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Takashi Murakami is known around the world as the king of Japanese Pop Art, but he’s lesser known as an art collector, a fact that Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Sh?haku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer—a new show currently on view at Japan’s Yokohama Art Museum—seeks to remedy. On display through April 3rd, this exhibition is the first large-scale public showing of Murakami’s extensive private collection featuring key works by a diverse array of Eastern & Western artists including Yoshitomo Nara, KAWS, Anselm Kiefer, Madsaki, Read More

Must-See Show | Takashi Murakami’s “500 Arhats” at The Mori Museum, Tokyo

January 25, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Must-See Show | Takashi Murakami’s “500 Arhats” at The Mori Museum, Tokyo

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Following a string of epic installations of his ongoing Arhat series in Qatar, Milan, NYC, and LA, Japanese Pop master Takashi Murakami brings the series full-circle in his native Japan with the biggest installation to date,  The 500 Arhats at Read More

Must-See Show | Izumi Kato’s Goth Ghosts Haunt Galerie Perrotin, NYC

January 20, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Must-See Show | Izumi Kato’s Goth Ghosts Haunt Galerie Perrotin, NYC

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Japan’s Izumi Kato, whose incredible new show of paintings & sculptures is now on view at Galerie Perrotin in NYC,  is an artist who began painting after laying down his brush. Read More

YOSHITOMO NARA “SHALLOW PUDDLES” AT BLUM & POE TOKYO

October 10, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on YOSHITOMO NARA “SHALLOW PUDDLES” AT BLUM & POE TOKYO

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Japanese Pop Art star & Supertouch buddy Yoshitomo Nara brings his trademark portraits of children-gone-wrong to Blum & Poe‘s new Tokyo space for the first time with Shallow Puddles, a group of vintage paintings from Read More

POP LIFE | TODD JAMES “FLY LIKE THE WIND” AT NANZUKA GALLERY, TOKYO

October 10, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on POP LIFE | TODD JAMES “FLY LIKE THE WIND” AT NANZUKA GALLERY, TOKYO

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Supertouch buddy Todd James (aka: REAS) has had a big year internationally so far with knockout openings in Copenhagen & London, and now brings a new body of his trademark psychedelic color paintings to Japan with Fly Like The Wind,  his Read More

BEST IN SHOW | TAKASHI MURAKAMI “IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD, STEPPING ON THE TAIL OF A RANBOW” AT GAGOSIAN NYC

November 18, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on BEST IN SHOW | TAKASHI MURAKAMI “IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD, STEPPING ON THE TAIL OF A RANBOW” AT GAGOSIAN NYC

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The magnificent culmination of nearly a decade of work, Japanese Pop Art master Takashi Murakami‘s new exhibition In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, which has just opened its doors at Gagosian Gallery in NYC, is his most profound Read More

FIRST LOOK | YOSHITOMO NARA “GREETINGS FROM A PLACE IN MY HEART” AT THE DAIRY ART CENTRE, LONDON

October 6, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | YOSHITOMO NARA “GREETINGS FROM A PLACE IN MY HEART” AT THE DAIRY ART CENTRE, LONDON

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One of London’s must-see shows of the season debuted last week when Supertouch buddy Yoshitomo Nara‘s retrospective Greetings From a Place in my Heart opened to a huge crowd at the upstart Dairy Art Centre, the city’s new free exhibition space founded by Read More

FIRST LOOK | TOMOO GOKITA’S “THE GREAT CIRCUS” AT THE KAWAMURA DIC MUSEUM, JAPAN

September 5, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | TOMOO GOKITA’S “THE GREAT CIRCUS” AT THE KAWAMURA DIC MUSEUM, JAPAN

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It’s been a big year for Supertouch buddy Tomoo Gokita, with knockout shows at Mary Boone in NYC, and Bill Brady in Kansas City. To round out the year, he’s just opened The Great Circus, his latest tour de force show at the Kawamura DIC Museum of Art in Japan. Featuring a beautiful array of his trademark tonal figurative abstract Read More

FIRST LOOK | TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA’S SKY’S THE LIMIT IN HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

August 19, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | TOMOKAZU MATSUYAMA’S SKY’S THE LIMIT IN HARBOUR CITY, HONG KONG

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In Hong Kong, the massive Harbour City shopping mall in Tsim Sha Tsui doubles as a public art space and is currently playing host to one of Japanese artist & Supertouch buddy Tomokazu Matsuyama‘s most ambitious exhibitions to date. Ambitiously titled Sky’s the Limit, the show is named after the exhibition’s centerpiece, a 6.5 meter-high, stainless steel sculpture (the tallest ever at Harbour City, where KAWS’giant Companion once sat) acting as an homage to the Read More