Japan’s Mizuma gallery made quite a splash at this year’s Armory, selling out most of the art they imported from the land of the rising sun. As usual, their booth was filled with some of Japan’s notables: Akino Kondoh, Sashie Masakatsu, Makoto Aida, Aoyama Satoru, andÂ Tanada Koji to name a few. We were hoping to catch more of Sashie’s work, but like in Pulse Miami (covered), he sold out quickly.Â Another piece weÂ saw was a beautifulÂ pieceÂ by Ai Yamaguchi. The centerpiece of the gallery was a magnificent piece byÂ Ikeda Manabu. This ginormous piece measured 6 x 11 feet. Many passerbys stopped to survey the numerous details embedded in this grand piece.
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Sueo Mizuma,Â the gallery owner/director, also took some time toÂ showÂ AM around the booth. He introduced us to Akino Kondoh who happened to be in New York serving an ISCP residency, of which she’ll soon have a springÂ exhibition in the city. As always we’llÂ be on it.