Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Speaking of Murakami he founded Geisai which is now in its 12 edition, a biaannual one-day fair to promote younger artists. One doesn't have to be Murakami fan to give him a credit for a chance he gave hundreds of artists without dealers/galleries to present themselves and offer works directly to collectors and the public. For winner of 12. edition check www.us.geisai.net/g12
His yet another enterprise is production company Kaikai Kiki which employs more than 100 people/artists in NY and Tokyo. Some of them shine with their own light already.

Masakatsu Iwamoto aka Mr., V, 2005, acrylic on canvas

photo: courtesy Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. For his NYC exhibition check: www.youtube.com

Aya Takano, Noshi & Meg, on Earth, year 2036, 2002, acrylic on canvas

photo: courtesy NADiff

Chiho Aoshima, Japanese Apricot 2, 2000, digital print

photo: courtesy Blum & Poe/Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

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