Butoh Performance : You Have My Breath Now

静かなる無意識 You have my breath now; It was never mine, and it Was always silent. To the music of Der Abschied by Vladimir Martynov, butoh performer Adam Wojcinski created a deeply moving experience for the guests at the Playboy Takes …
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Sake Corner #9

A week with Mr John Gauntner : Becoming a Saké Professional – Byron Kehoe John Gauntner is considered to be the one true Saké master, having spent more than 25 years in Japan studying, researching and teaching Saké internationally. Gauntner …
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Studio Visits : Koji Hatakeyama

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Koji Hatakeyama …
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Studio Visits : Kaneko Toru

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Kaneko-Tōru has recently …
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Studio Visits : Kondo Takahiro

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Takahiro Kondō …
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Studio Visits : Kishi Eiko

A highlight of travels in Japan is being able to visit artists in their studios. This trip we visited the studio of Kaneko Tōru in Chiba. Kishi Eiko and Takahiro Kondō in Kyoto, and Koji Hatakeyama in Takaoka. Long have …
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The Mary Griggs Burke Collection

October 19 saw Lesley and Byron at the MET at a Director’s invitation only select cocktail reception prior to the general opening of the famous Mary Griggs Burke Collection recently bequeathed to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Philanthropy in America …
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Takashi Murakami : The 500 Arhats

I have to confess that the works of Takashi Murakami are not amongst my favourites, nor on my wish list. I have read with interest the artist’s theories of ‘superflat’ and have been positively challenged by the intriguing juxtaposition of …
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Artist Dinner at The Australian Embassy Tokyo

Australian Ambassador to Japan Mr Bruce Miller hosted a dinner for Lesley Kehoe Galleries’ artists at the Tokyo Residence on October 19. This was a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge the many artists who work with the Galleries and to thank them …
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Tomokazu Matsuyama Acknowledged

In a further affirmation of the rising star of Brooklyn-based artist Tomokazu Matsuyama, the San Francisco Asian Art Museum has acquired the sculptural work ‘Bon Voyage’ (pictured below), a 2012 work of 22K genuine gold leaf, polyurethane auto paint on …
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