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KANTO

‘Why Not Live for Art? II: 9 Collectors Reveal Their Treasures’

TOKYO OPERA CITY ART GALLERY

by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

First held in 2004, this exhibition is the second by Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery to present works owned by individual collectors. In the past 10 years, art collecting has become more common and the network between collectors has expanded. As the gallery revisits the world of private acquisitions, it also reflects on how art collection has changed.

This time, the exhibition visits art scenes both in Japan and internationally, shifting its focus in particular to a new generation of buyers and what the future has in store for them. As might be expected from privately owned works, both popular and emerging artists are well represented; July 13-Sept. 23.

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery; 03-5777-8600; 3-20-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; Hatsudai Station, Keio New Line. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri., Sat. till 8 p.m.) ¥1,000. Closed Mon. (except July 15, Sept. 16, 23), July 16, Aug.4, Sept. 17. www.operacity.jp/en