2017年4月19日 星期三

Francois Pinault ,村上隆(むらかみ たかし Takashi Murakami), Leila Alaoui

Leila Alaoui
Leila Alaoui was a French-Moroccan photographer and video artist. She worked as a commercial photographer for magazines and NGOs and completed assignments on refugees. Her work was exhibited widely and is held in the collection of Qatar Museum. Wikipedia
BornJuly 10, 1982, Paris, France
DiedJanuary 18, 2016, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Filmmakers Agnès Varda and Amos Gitai also received honorary medals.

France awarded the Legion of Honor medals to cultural figures including…

François Pinault
François Pinault is a French businessman and art collector. He is the major shareholder and honorary chairman of the retail company Kering.Wikipedia
BornAugust 21, 1936 (age 80 years), Les Champs-Géraux, France
Net worthUS$13.8 billion (Pinault family) (September 2015)

村上隆むらかみ たかし Takashi Murakami、男性 1962年2月1日-)是一位日本艺术家。他曾就学于东京艺术大学
村上隆在10月出了中文新書「藝術創業論」,相關單位特別邀請村上隆來台,行程安排預定將會有演講、簽書會、及出席台北市立美術館於11月20日開始的「海洋堂與御宅族文化」大展。 這次書展除了有村上隆的新作「藝術創業論」外,還有他所創作的胸章,及相關日文書…等,書展商品都有特價,數量有限,要買要快!

台北市立美術館的「海洋堂與御宅族文化」,將展出2003年海洋堂和村上隆合作的,他代表作之一巨乳美少女偶像「Miss Ko2」,當年被紐約的拍賣公司以50萬美元的天價賣出,這次來台展出,觀眾可以親眼見到被譽為日本「現代藝術新希望」的村上隆作品真貌,「海洋堂與御宅 族文化」展期至2008年2月17日,有興趣的讀者記得把握機會前去欣賞。

網路也為11月來台演講的日本設計大師奈良美智策劃相關書展,歡迎讀者前往活動頁面選購收藏。 村上隆來台及相關訊息請參閱
2001年村上隆把其重新命名為「KaiKai KiKi」(有勇敢、強壯之意)。

1962年生於東京。東京藝術大學研究所美術研究科博士後期課程修畢。91年舉辦個展「AKASHI,TAMIYA」正式成為藝術家。94年獲得洛克斐勒 財團的ACC 首獎,接受PS1. ARTPROJECT邀請,滯留紐約。98年被邀請擔任UCLA藝術學院新領域科客座教授。

以日本卡通動畫等次文化為基礎的POP作品在日本國外也受到高度評價。主要的個展有2001年「召喚或開門或回復或全滅」(東京都現代美術館)02年 「kaikaikiki」(CARTIER現代美術財團)等。03年在紐約洛克斐勒中心、05年六本木之丘,戶外展示高達7公尺的巨大雕刻「二重螺旋逆 轉」,造成了話題。


探索日本藝術本質的嘗試「Superflat計畫」,從01年開始於洛杉磯現代美術館等開始之後,巡迴美國的Part1「Superflat」展、02年 在巴黎Cartier現代美術財團的Part2「Coloriage(Nurie)」展、05年在紐約的日本協會所辦的Part3「Little Boy」展等在話題當中完結落幕。07年9月預計在洛杉磯現代美術館有大規模的回顧展。

他認為藝術就是商業,而他就是品牌。被譽為「日現代藝術新希望」 村上隆的作品在國際藝術市場正搶手。2003年,他代表作之一巨乳美少女偶像「Miss Ko2」,被紐約的拍賣公司以50萬美元的天價賣出。2004年他的噴乳跳繩美少女「HIROPAN」,在國際美術市場上又以49萬美金賣出。今年5月, 村上隆的作品在國際藝術拍賣市場,以114萬美元的天價賣出,他是當今日本行情最高的藝術家,甚至被譽為日本「現代藝術新希望」。


他是受日本动画日本漫画影响而专注于御宅族文化和生活方式的后现代艺术风格——超扁平(Superflat)运动创始人。其灵感源自众多古怪的浮世绘艺术家和金田伊功(Yoshinori Kanada)1983年的动画影片“Harmagedon”。



"Army of Mushrooms", Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester
"Army of Mushrooms", Frank Cohen Collection, Manchester
Murakami’s style, called Superflat, is characterized by flat planes of color and graphic images involving a character style derived from anime and manga. Superflat is an artistic style that comments on otaku lifestyle and subculture, as well as consumerism and sexual fetishism. Social commentary is nothing new, nor is appropriation of mass media or popular culture.
Like Andy Warhol, Takashi Murakami takes low culture and repackages it, and sells it to the highest bidder in the “high-art” market. Unlike Warhol, Murakami also makes his repacked low culture available to all other markets in the form of paintings, sculptures, videos, T-shirts, key chains, mouse pads, plush dolls, cell phone caddies, and $5,000 limited-edition Louis Vuitton handbags. This is a comparable idea to Claes Oldenburg, who sold his own low art, high art pieces in his own store front in the 1960’s, but what makes Murakami different is his methods of production, and his work is not in one store front, but many ranging from toy stores, candy aisles, comic book stores, and the French design powerhouse of Louis Vuitton. Murakami’s style is an amalgam of his Western predecessors, Warhol, Oldenberg and Roy Lichtenstein as well as his Japanese predecessors and contemporaries of anime and manga. He has successfully marketed himself to Western culture and to Japan in the form of Kaikai Kiki and GEISAI.
His signature and most infamous works are "Hiropon" and "My Lonesome Cowboy". "Hiropon" is a fiberglass sculpture of an anime-style female, taller than average, with gigantic breasts and wearing an undersized bikini top, which fails to cover her adequately. A stream of milk, which she is squeezing from her right nipple, wraps behind her to her left nipple being squeezed by her other hand, resembling a jump-rope. "My Lonesome Cowboy" is a similar sculpture of a nude male holding his penis as he ejaculates a stream of semen, which he guides with his other hand to swirl upward, resembling a lasso. "Hiropon" prompted Gainax producer Toshio Okada to dub Murakami the "Ota-king" after the character in his own Otaku no Video. Both pieces of work are comments on the immense rate of overly sexed anime, and are critiques on westernization.
Smooth Nightmare is an excellent example of a popular Murakami painting. The Superflat style is really obvious here. In this painting, there is one of Murakami’s reoccurring themes, the mushroom. The mushroom repetition is a good example of Murakami’s work’s connection with themes of the underground and alternative cultures. Murakami’s work is quoted as being among some of the most desired work in the world by ArtNews in November 2003. Chicago collector, Stefan Edis reportedly paid a record $567,500 for Murakami’s 1996 Miss ko2 , a life-size fiberglass cartoon figure, at Christie's last May. Christie’s owner, Francois Pinault, reportedly paid around $1.5 million in June to acquire Tongarikun (2003), a 30-foot tall fiberglass sculpture, and four accompanying fiberglass mushroom figures, that were part of an installation at Rockefeller Center.
However, Murakami is most recognized for his work with Marc Jacobs for the luxury fashion house, Louis Vuitton. He is the mastermind behind Louis Vuitton's Monogram Multicolore canvas range of handbags and accessories. Utilizing the monograms of the standard Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas, but in 33 different colors, on a white or a black background, instead of gold monograms on a brown background. He also inspired the "cherry blossom" logo in 2003; which can be found as smiling faces in pink and yellow flowers sporadically placed atop selected pieces, in Monogram Canvas by Louis Vuitton.



Miss Ko2(KoKo)』
ウェイトレスの格好の等身大サイズの美少女フィギュア。オークション会社のサザビーズにて約5,800万円で落札。三段変形する「サトエリMiss Ko2ちゃん」、西E田(キャラクターデザイナー)によるナースバージョンなども存在する。佐藤江梨子本人のコスプレ写真は一枚300万円という破格の金額で販売された。
My Lonesome CowBoy
TOKYO MXのシンボルキャラクター。
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture Connecticut: Yale University Press (2005); 1st Bilingual Edition- (ISBN 0-3001-0285-2)

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