Yoshimura Masunobu, a founder of the Neo-Dada Organizers, has died. I do not know if he is a victim of the earthquake or if he has simply passed away. He was a key figure in the Anti-Art movement and took part in the seminal Yomiuri Independent Exhibitions that shaped avant garde art in [...]
Yayoi Kusama is seriously heavy into merchandising. She’s beyond, galaxies beyond out concepts of selling out, immune, teflon coated against any criticism due to her high priestess status. Does she even know what’s carried out in her name? Does she even care? She’s made of evil magic, and served by an army of [...]
Going through the archives of the unposted, found netsuke I hadn’t posted or written about before… I’m pretty sure there’s probably 100 more where these came from. LACMA does a great job of rotating the netsuke in the Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection, so I’m not sure if any of the netsuke in this post are currently on view, but all of these were on view in August of 2010. The teeny, tiny gun at top is by Murusada, of whom I know nothing about. I don’t know if it works, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if it did. You can see all 18 of the netsuke posted today here on Flickr, all of my netsuke images here, and a little focus on some more great ones below the break.
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Bosuzoku might be kind of a dated/retro movement in Japan, but it remains my #1/Ichiban Kustom Kar Kulture. Flickr user Brunnnno visited the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon and shot a Flickr Set full of Bosozoku cars in the parking lot. Big thanks!
Oh, and “Bosozoku Parking Lot” is a film that needs to [...]