Takashi Murakami's reluctant homecoming

Nov 19, 2015

Takashi Murakami's reluctant homecoming

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Ebisu Yokocho has never looked so fabulous. It’s the night before Halloween and costumed women with talon-like nails and feathered eyelashes snake their way through a boisterous crowd crammed into this narrow alley of food stalls and bars. The smell of booze and grilled ...

'Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats'

Nov 3, 2015

'Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats'

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Oct. 31-March 6 The Mori Art Museum is holding a special solo exhibition of contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. It has been 14 years since Murakami’s last large-scale exhibition in Japan, though he has been continually internationally praised, working on giant installations at prestigious venues, ...

Blum & Poe gets closer to its artists

Sep 18, 2014

Blum & Poe gets closer to its artists

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Some people just can’t help liking Japan. That’s the message one gets from the effervescent Tim Blum and his only slightly more taciturn partner Jeff Poe, co-owners of the Los Angeles-based Blum & Poe art gallery, which this week takes the bold step of ...