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Openings: Art Basel (Hong Kong)

Yesterday saw the opening of Asia’s preeminent art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, housed in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC). With a strong tilt towards galleries based in the region, the fair boasted over 170 booths with a plethora of worthy art for collectors and fans to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights for us including a huge piece from Mr. (seen above), different versions of the new Murakami sculpts, a section dedicated to Yayoi Kusama sculptures, and much more. The […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

After a succesful showing for Takashi Murakami in Los Angeles at Blum & Poe (covered), the renowned Japanese artist has returned to Asia for a solo showing at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong. The show which opened last night includes a selection of paintings & sculptures and was timed nicely to welcome in collectors in town for Art Basel (HK edition). Check out some more photos below… All works by ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photos credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. […]

Florentijn Hofman’s Giant Rubber Duck (Hong Kong)

Currently on view through June 9th at Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour is Florentijn Hofman’s giant inflatable duck, providing an interesting contrast to the spectacular skyline view. The project from the Dutch artist known for his large-scale outdoor sculptures originated in 2007 and has since traveled the world, hitting cities like Sao Paulo, Auckland, Sydney, and Osaka. The piece is six stories high and is being sponsored by Harbour City, known for their previous shows with artists like KAWS and Yue Minjun. Photo credit: Kalvin_T via […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “Flowers & Skulls” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

Last week, the Gagosian in Hong Kong presented a selection of works from Takashi Murakami entitled Flowers & Skulls, common reoccurring themes in the Japanese superstar’s imagery. The spacious showspace was a perfect backdrop for various paintings from his repertoire including his flower balls, stacked skulls, self-portraits and more.  Stop by before it closes on February 9th if you want to see the work up close and personal. All artwork © 2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. […]

Openings: “LAX / HKG” @ Above Second Gallery

Last month, the  Above Second Gallery opened their latest show featuring a guest curator (also see AM’s turn in 2011) – Thinkspace. Entitled LAX / HKG, the group exhibition featured works imported from the Los Angeles new contemporary movement including Amy Sol, Audrey Kawasaki (above), Brian M. Viveros, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Linnea Strid, and Yosuke Ueno. Check all the photos below… Photo credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here.

James Jean – “Velum Mural” @ BLITZ / Lane Crawford (Hong Kong)

Last month, we shared with you the collaboration between James Jean (featured) and the BLITZ Lane Crawford Hong Kong. Not only was he launching his OVM line of jewellery and accessories there, there were also a special collection of scarves, pouches and iphone veils has been designed by the gifted painter exclusively for the store (buy them here). Now, the LA-based painter has posted up the mural image he created for the store – Velum. Check out the story and the images below… “There is a ghost that lives in the glass house. […]

Upcoming: Takashi Murakami – “Flowers & Skulls” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

Rising jewel in the Asian art world, Hong Kong, has seen its fair share of interesting events recently including a group show at Above Second, James Jean’s mural at Lane Crawford, as well as Aya Takano’s showing at Galerie Perrotin (covered). Well, add another one opening Thursday night at the Gagosian branch featuring Flowers & Skulls, common motifs from Takashi Murakami which will be on display. He will no doubt be checking out fellow Kaikai Kiki-er Takano’s new work – you should stop by both exhibitions […]

Openings: Aya Takano – “Heaven Is Inside Of You” @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

Last week, Heaven Is Inside Of You opened up at the Hong Kong branch of Galerie Perrotin featuring all new works from Japanese sensation Aya Takano. The new series of paintings and drawings feature colorful dreamscapes surrounding her androgynous characters, some of which show them exploring different countries. The current output on display from the Kaikai Kiki disciple was influenced by her experiences after the catastrophic earthquake and resulting disasters in Japan.  She states: “Until I experienced the earthquake, I was living a life that was fairly pleasant. […]

Upcoming: Aya Takano – “Heaven Is Inside Of You” @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

After her showing at the Perrotin space in Paris during the summer (covered), Aya Takano will be following up with a solo at the Hong Kong location. Opening tomorrow (or tonight for fans in the Asia timezones), Heaven Is Inside Of You is a collection of paintings featuring her slender child-women characters dressed in traditional wear and floating through the landscapes of different continents. Like many artists from Japan, the catastrophic earthquake that struck last year has deeply affected Takano. She states: “I have, since then, as if unearthing them […]

Preview: “LAX / HKG” @ Above Second Gallery

This Friday night (November 16th) in Hong Kong, the Above Second Gallery will be opening their LAX / HKG group exhibition (curated by Thinkspace). Featuring a strong lineup of Amy Sol (above), Audrey Kawasaki, Brian M. Viveros, Dabs Myla, Esao Andrews, Joao Ruas, Linnea Strid, and Yosuke Ueno, the showing will sure to be well received by local fans. In addition to the originals, Audrey will also be releasing a limited edition print (glimpses of which you can see below along with some preview pics). Discuss this show here.