Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Craft | 80-Year-Old Masaaki Hiroi on the Ancient Art of Japanese Wooden Toymaking

July 28, 2016  |  Art, Culture  |  Comments Off on Craft | 80-Year-Old Masaaki Hiroi on the Ancient Art of Japanese Wooden Toymaking

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While many kids forego toys entirely these days, opting instead to keep their heads buried in their ubiquitous iPads & Read More

A Short Film About Visionary Artist Yayoi Kusama

June 21, 2016  |  Film  |  Comments Off on A Short Film About Visionary Artist Yayoi Kusama

As visionary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama enjoys the adoration she deserves with her stunning retrospective, In Infinity, Read More

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