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TOKYO

‘Léonard Foujita from the Collection of the Pola Museum of Art’

Bunkamura the Museum

by Natasha Vik

Staff Writer

A central figure in Paris during its eponymous School of Paris era, Léonard Foujita (Tsuguharu Fujita, 1886-1968) found early success with portraiture and painting. While the female nude was often the subject of earlier works, after World War II, he changed his focus to make children a central theme.

Featuring some 180 pieces from the Pola Museum of Art, which holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Foujita’s work, this special exhibition at Bunkamura The Museum traces the artist’s career; Aug. 10-Oct. 14.

Bunkamura The Museum; 03-5777-8600; 2-24-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Shibuya Station, JR Yamanote Line. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Fri., Sat. till 9 p.m.) ¥1,300. www.bunkamura.co.jp/english