Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

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

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 | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ “TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW” OPENING AT TARGET GALLERY, TOKYO

April 21, 2014  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ “TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW” OPENING AT TARGET GALLERY, TOKYO

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Last week in Japan, street art legend, sign painter extraordinaire, and emergent fine artist Stephen “ESPO” Powers opened his latest show, “Today is Already Tomorrow” at Tokyo’s Target Gallery. Given his Japanese audience’s profound obsession with all things Americana, pop culture, and english language phrases (which are often appropriated wildly out-of-context), the show of Powers’ trademark wordplay paintings were a perfect match to his eager viewers who packed the tiny backstreet  Read More

FIRST LOOK: YOSHITOMO NARA AT PACE GALLERY NYC

May 13, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK: YOSHITOMO NARA AT PACE GALLERY NYC

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Iconic Japanese Pop artist and hardcore punk rocker Yoshitomo Nara took advantage of Frieze week when he opened his first show at the esteemed Pace Gallery in NYC last Friday. A hardcore disciple of the cult of Margaret Keane and the Japanese world of kawaii (all things impossibly”cute”) the real magic of Nara’s deceptively simple giant-eyed kids is in the minimalism with which they convey their deeper emotions of anger, annoyance, melancholy, and defiance. Read More

FIRST LOOK | KAWS’ “OHHH…” AT KAI KAI KIKI GALLERY, TOKYO

May 2, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | KAWS’ “OHHH…” AT KAI KAI KIKI GALLERY, TOKYO

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Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brain Donnelley) opened his show of new paintings, “Ohhh…”, today at fellow artist Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo. The exhibition features a beautiful array of large and small canvases showcasing his current artistic mode of character abstraction in which the artist deconstructs his animated subjects like Spongebob and Astro Boy into their core geometric components before scrambling the parts to create cartoon collages of vivid color and form that transcend the representational works of his previous series. Read More

TAKASHI MURAKAMI PREMIERES HIS FIRST FILM “JELLYFISH EYES” IN TOKYO

April 22, 2013  |  Film  |  Comments Off on TAKASHI MURAKAMI PREMIERES HIS FIRST FILM “JELLYFISH EYES” IN TOKYO

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Hot on the heels of the opening of his incredible new show in LA (here), last weekend saw the master of Japanese Pop, Takashi Murakami, premiering his first feature film, “Jellyfish Eyes”—which has been in the making for over a decade now—in his native Japan. Opening in posh Rippongi Hills, the premiere was accompanied by an exhibition of the props, character models, and production art used in the making of the film, which was originally intended to be an all-animated feature, but instead combines live action with CG animation. According to Murakami, “‘Jellyfish Eyes’ is a series of fantasy films for young adults set in the aftermath ofJapan’s recent natural disasters. Read More

TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S INCREDIBLE NEW “ARHAT” SHOW AT BLUM AND POE LOS ANGELES

April 11, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on TAKASHI MURAKAMI’S INCREDIBLE NEW “ARHAT” SHOW AT BLUM AND POE LOS ANGELES

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Opening tonight at the esteemed Blum & Poe Gallery in LA is an amazing show of breathtaking new artwork—including monumental-scale paintings and sculptures—by Japanese Pop master Takashi Murakami. Titled “Ahrat,” the cycle of paintings on view continues Murakami’s newest mode of painting, developed for his exhibition “Ego,” mounted in Doha, Qatar in early 2012. The Arhat paintings conflate historical, contemporary, and futuristic Japanese references with a myriad of styles, methodologies, and forms into single picture planes. The artist’s long-standing interest in Japanese nihonga painting and the contemporary practices of manga and animation are highlighted in this important body of work. Read More

KEIICHI TANAAMI’S “BURLESQUE” ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT STUSSY JAPAN

April 7, 2013  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on KEIICHI TANAAMI’S “BURLESQUE” ART EXHIBITION OPENS AT STUSSY JAPAN

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Legendary Japanese psychedelic artist Keiichi Tanaami’s current fashion collaboration with iconic streetwear label Stüssy was celebrated Thursday night with the opening of his art show, “Burlesque,” at the brand’s pop-up gallery in Harajuku, Tokyo. Read More