today spent trotting round galleries in ginza – first stop was span art for the neojapan aestheticism declaration (part i) exhibition
my seppuku painting flanked by suehiro maruo and ken-ichi murata – it was sold very quickly – in fact there was a “lucky draw” for it apparently – my other painting for part ii of this exhibition (starting next week) already sold too – perhaps one of the unlucky contenders for seppuku decided to take that one instead?
the catalogue, a 130 page hardback book (3500 yen) – i’m a bit unhappy with how my contributions were reproduced (too bright / washed out / weak) but the rest of it looks nice
next stop was the ken-ichi murata exhibition at gallery milieu – his usual beautifully tinted lolita-esque fantasies – one of his favourite models, tama, pictured above at span (in sticky kiss pigtails!)
i was lucky enough to go on a day when tama was there herself (up from osaka) – we’ve linked to each other’s home pages for years and swapped a couple of letters earlier this year, so it was very nice to finally meet her – she’s as beautiful as her artwork in person – i bought her latest book collection (above) which she signed for me with a nurse drawing ♥