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Though already established in Japan as an artist with exceptional drawing skills, Tomoo Gokita gained a strong cult following after the 2000 publication of “Lingerie Wrestling,” a book of charcoal and ink drawings. He is also known for CD cover designs, such as his dog and gramophone illustration for “Music For Nipper,” an album produced by indie-pop singer Kahimi Karie for Victor Entertainment. Overseas, Gokita was recently introduced to new audiences through a solo exhibition at the prominent Mary Boone Gallery in New York.

This exhibition of around 90 of Gokita’s latest works, many of which are more abstract than his “Lingerie Wrestling” series, highlights 11 that were prepared exclusively for the show. It also includes unpublished drawings and 40 large-scale pieces that are being exhibited for the first time in Japan; Aug. 31-Dec. 24.

Kawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art; 631 Sakado, Sakura, Chiba. Sakura Stn. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. 0120-498-130; kawamura-museum.dic.co.jp

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