“Tokoshie no Ai no Heya (Room of Love Forever)” – Yayoi Kusama’s universe photographed by Benjamin Lee”

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Benjamin Lee, a photographer who has taken portrait photographs of a number of artists, cultural figures, creators and celebrities all over the world, is having an exhibition of his works that has documented a Japanese contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama, her vigorous creations and passionate expressions for 3 years.

The photographs were taken in Paris, Milan, London, Hong Kong, New York, Tokyo, Osaka and Nagano and they will be shown in a panoramic way in the exhibition space inspired by Kusama’s message “love forever,” which is also featured in the title of the show.

Benjamin Lee Profile:
Studied photography at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto from 1969 to 1972. Established Benjamin Lee Studio in Soho London in 1977. He started taking portrait photographs of Japanese cultural figures including Churyo Sato, whom Lee began photographing since 1989. In 2002, he published his first photography book “Odyssey.” He was the main photographer of making “Kusama Yayoi wo Shiritai (To know more about Yayoi Kusama)” published in 2012. Lee continues to cover “Travel Stories” in various parts of the world and he has a portrait series of 100 world renowned top artists titled “Sozo no Genba (Scenes of Creation),” which is regularly contributed on a Japanese magazine “Pen.”

YAYOI KUSAMA “Tokoshie no Ai no Heya (Room of Love Forever)” – Yayoi Kusama’s universe photographed by Benjamin Lee”
Dates: Aug 1 – Sep 6, 2014
PLACE: EYE OF GYRE (GYRE 3F)
ADDRESS: 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
TEL: +81-3-3498-6990

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IT S THE SHIP 2014 - Cruise event From Singapore

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Friday, 22 August 2014

アジア最大 アジア最大級クルージング・パーティー「It's The Ship」の開催が発表された。

11月21日にシンガポールから出発する船に世界中からのトップDJやアーティストが集まり、マレーシア・ランカーウィー島でビーチパーティーも開催される予定。

第1弾アーティストラインナップでは海外からChvrches, Crookers, SBCR (The Bloody Beetroots), Lil Jon, Alex Metric, Aeroplane, Tropkillaz, Louisahhh!!!、アジアから Dangerdisko, Eva-T, H3, Irama, Mr. Nasty + GuruGuru and Twinkies, Rave Republic, Sungusの出演が決定。9月に第2弾出演アーティストの発表が予定されており、EDMアーティストが追加されるとのこと。

尚、クルーザーにはショッピングモール、カジノ、スポーツ広場、スケートリンク、3Dシネマ、ロッククライミングなど様々な施設が用意される。
気になるチケットの金額ですが、一番安くてUS$430(約45,000円)、一番高くてUS$4,000(約41万円)のプランがある。
詳しい情報、チケット購入はオフィシャルサイトをチェックしよう。

GODZILLA in Roppongi MIDTOWN

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Crewmember Tetsuo Hayashi airbrushes the final touches to a 6.6 meter replica of the famous Godzilla at Tokyo Midtown on July 15, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. The “MIDTOWN Meets GODZILLA” project is in collaboration with the Japan release of the Hollywood film version of “Godzilla”. The Godzilla built on the lawns of Tokyo Midtown will host a light show everynight complete with mist, audio and fire rays.

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Hajime Sorayama x British Knights “Art and The Future” Pack

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British Knights releases its new “Art and The Future” pack done in collaboration with veteran Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama. Featuring leather and suede uppers, the collaboration presented a chance for Sorayama to apply his signature metallic style to sneakers as a medium – something he had always wanted to do. The reflective silver finishes are nicely contrasted by rusty bronze accents, giving both the Control Mid and Control HI silhouettes a realistic element of weathering and a play on the otherwise full-metal palette. Matte grey pieces and flat shiny laces give added dimension while keeping with the robot-inspired look intact.
The collection is now available at select dealers including the HYPEBEAST Store.

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KAWS Third Exhibition @ Honor Fraser Gallery

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Taking to Los Angles’s Honor Fraser, KAWS will present his third exhibition in the gallery, following from 2009′s “The Long Way Home” and 2011′s “Hold The Line.” The New York-based artist will unveil a new selection of paintings, sculptures and drawings inspired by Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts illustrations. Iterating characters from the comic strip — such as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and Pig-Pen – the street turned contemporary artist will present unique, colorful renderings with his trademark pop sensibility. You can also expect to revisit some of KAWS‘ most celebrated characters, such as Warm Regards, which is said to take form as a transparent SpongeBob SquarePants-inspired Corian sculpture. The exhibition will run from September 13 till October 31 so stay tuned for more information.

Honor Fraser Gallery
2622 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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