Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce the Los Angeles screening of Takashi Murakami's first live-action feature film, "Jellyfish Eyes" (2013), being screened at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Friday night, May 30, at 8pm. The film combines Murakami's trademark anime-inspired visual aesthetic with broader themes of social change and self-empowerment. Blending computer-animated graphics and live-action cinematography, Jellyfish Eyes recalls Japanese monster films of the 1950s. This coming-of-age tale embodies the promise of generational hope in a post-Fukushima world.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Blum & Poe is very pleased to announce a comprehensive solo exhibition by Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara (and 2x Juxtapoz cover artist). The exhibition will be the artist's seventh with the gallery and will include a selection of new paintings, a series of large-scale bronze sculptures, and a survey of approximately two hundred drawings made over the last thirty years.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
This past weekend we stopped by Blum & Poe for the opening of Takashi Murakami’s latest solo exhibition “Arhat.” This is the first time Mr Murakami has shown in the United States since his travelling survey from 2007-09, and what we saw was a fantastic series of new paintings and sculptures that remind us of the playful nature of the Japanese artist's work. Definitely a must see if you are in the Los Angeles area. Photos and more after the jump…
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
A few things to look forward to with news of both an exhibition and film showing of Takashi Murakami. First, Murakami's film Jellyfish Eyes will have its world premiere at LACMA on April 8, 2013. Second, Murakami will have an exhibition at Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe opening on April 13, 2013. Add 1 + 2 and you got yourself a reason to be in Los Angeles at the beginning of April.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 15, 2012
This past weekend, we made it out to Blum & Poe for a special exhibition by Kishio Suga, one of the leading figures of Mono-ha (School of Things), a group of artists who radically redefined Japanese art during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This is Suga's first solo exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in North America.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 21, 2012
Fredrich Kunath’s stunning exhibition “Lacan’s Haircut” opened recently at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles. Anchored by a large body of new paintings, this immersive exhibition also includse sculpture, floor coverings, video and an accompanying book entitled You Owe Me a Feeling with text by David Berman. Photos and more after the jump….
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Blum & Poe is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Japanese-born, Los Angeles-based artist Shio Kusaka. This is Kusaka’s first solo-exhibition with the gallery, and we stopped by the opening to see the new body of sculputre work.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 09, 2012
We stopped by the opening for Blum & Poe this past Saturday to check out Banks Violette’s first Los Angeles solo exhibition, It seems as if the artist has adopted a love for NASCAR recently. Photos and more after the jump.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 03, 2011
We attended the opening of photorealist painter and photographer Chuck Close’s solo exhibition at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles this past Saturday. The exhibition is on display through December 22, 2011. Photos and more after the jump…