today spent trotting round galleries in ginza - first stop was span art for the neojapan aestheticism declaration (part i) exhibition my seppuku painting flanked by suehiro maruo and ken-ichi murata - it was sold very quickly - in fact there was a “lucky draw” for it apparently - my other painting for part ii of [...]

today spent trotting round galleries in ginza - first stop was span art for the neojapan aestheticism declaration (part i) exhibition

my seppuku painting flanked by suehiro maruo and ken-ichi murata - it was sold very quickly - in fact there was a “lucky draw” for it apparently - my other painting for part ii of this exhibition (starting next week) already sold too - perhaps one of the unlucky contenders for seppuku decided to take that one instead?

the catalogue, a 130 page hardback book (3500 yen) - i’m a bit unhappy with how my contributions were reproduced (too bright / washed out / weak) but the rest of it looks nice

next stop was the ken-ichi murata exhibition at gallery milieu - his usual beautifully tinted lolita-esque fantasies - one of his favourite models, tama, pictured above at span (in sticky kiss pigtails!)

and another tama exhibiting at vanilla gallery (upstairs from milieu) my final stop

i was lucky enough to go on a day when tama was there herself (up from osaka) - we’ve linked to each other’s home pages for years and swapped a couple of letters earlier this year, so it was very nice to finally meet her - she’s as beautiful as her artwork in person - i bought her latest book collection (above) which she signed for me with a nurse drawing ♥


Posted: 2009-10-16 13:45:14Author:trevor brown