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[Ai Haibara Private Sale] Wood sculpture unique work

Introducing Ai Haibara's unique work from CURIO private sales.   Ai Haibara is born in 1981 Okayama, Japan.  She earned her Master’s degree in 2006 from the Tokyo University of Arts, the Department of Sculpture.     Close-up of LOT:20220525A01 [Semaphore Hello "O"]     Ai Haibara depicts the unexpected moment of children and recreates that into a wood carving.   Modeling a momentary scene of childhood that would be remembered as our living memory. Realistic wood carving colored in pale colors, gives the viewer feel nostalgia and eternal innocence.       Back of LOT:20220525A01 [Semaphore Hello "O"]       The piece we are introducing today is a girl in a pink sailor uniform holding up flag signal. I wonder if she is dreaming of becoming a sailor and going on a big sea adventure.     Ai Haibara has been active in solo and group exhibitions not only in Japan, but...
2022.06.29
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[Call for Entry] For CURIO’s “Girls Motif Exhibition (Tentative title)” 

The second of the CURIO Tokyo Gallery special exhibition is Girls Motif Exhibition (Tentative title).   We will have "Girls" themed  special exhibition! So, we are calling for entry for this "Girls Motif Exhibition"   Why don't you take this opportunity to sell your girls motif piece at CURIO's special exhibition? If you have a piece, click here >>> https://curio-w.jp/en/contact/         At CURIO, we have handled many girls' motif artworks. Pretty girls, stylishly drawn girls, or abstract ones, there are various styles of girls.  We have many "girl" motif pieces in CURIO's collection.     This time, it is a special exhibition with the theme of girls. We are planning to exhibit CURIO's collection, sell works from private sales, and our CEO will explain and consult about the works by reservation.     The exhibition is planned to be held from Tuesday, 19 July to Wednesday, 31 August 2022.   Details will...
2022.06.28
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[Auto Moai Private Sale] Canvas work

We have a new addition to CURIO private sales: Canvas piece of Auto Moai, "May have been my dog" 2021     Auto Moai is a Japanese female artist born in 1990.    This work depicts "a dog and a faceless person" with a slightly rough touch.  Considering her previous works that depicted faceless pop girls, her recent style has somewhat changed.       "May have been my dog" by Auto Moai       |May have been my dog   This work stirs the imagination of the viewer from its title “May have been my dog”. Is it about a dog that she has given up, or about a dog that may have been supposed to be her dog? This piece makes us wonder if it is even the past or the future.     Auto Moai depicts unrealistic worlds based on faceless female figures. Faceless girls and unique worldview are...
2022.06.24
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[Private Sale Yoshitomo Nara] A work with his representative motif, a girl and a dog

 Introducing a new addition to CURIO private sales: Yoshitomo Nara's Screenprint.     Works with a girl motif are said to be representative work of Yoshitomo Nara, as well as many works with a dog motif.   A slightly angry-faced girl with some attitude, a girl with a melancholic expression on her, and a white dog with floppy ears seem like his favorite motif. Cute little sinister girls, a dog lying down sleeping soundlessly, those simple motifs have a mysterious charm.   The work we are introducing today depicts Nara's representative motif, a cheeky girl and a dog.   From LOT:20220604A01  a girl with vicious smile     From LOT:20220604A01 a floppy-eared white dog       Of course, the work we are introducing this time is listed in Yoshitomo Nara's catalog raisonné.     If you are interested, please feel free to contact us. >>> https://curio-w.jp/en/contact/ Details are as follows:...
2022.06.16
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[Yuya Hashizume Private Sale] Eyewater series Unique piece

Unique work by Yuya Hashizume is now available from CURIO private sales.     Yuya Hashizume is an artist born in Okayama, Japan in 1983. He worked for outdoor brand sales and promotion for 10 years, then started on the path of self-taught illustrator.     In recent years, he has been attracting attention for his series "eye water", which depicts a drop of shedding tear from an eye of a cute girl in a Japanese anime-style in a single colored background.     From Instagram account yuyahashizume       |What Yuya Hashizume expresses   Today, so much information is flooded around us in the system of social networking and the world of the internet, and the absence of originality stands out more strongly and that creates a new environment. The idea of how to create a highly complete fiction and make an experience of deviation from the original is in...
2022.06.15
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[Yuichi Hirako Private Sale] New addition, unique work

Yuichi Hirako, "Leaf Beetle 2" 2014 is now available on Curio private sales.     Yuichi Hirako, born in Okayama, Japan in 1982 is an artist based in Tokyo.   He graduated from the painting department of Wimbledon College of Art in England in 2006. He has exhibited in Japan as well as in London, Rotterdam, Seoul, Taipei, Copenhagen, San Francisco and so forth.   from Instagram account yuichihirako   | Nature and Humans in Contemporary Society As a child, Hirako grew up in the natural environment of Okayama, Japan. In London, a major city where he went to study art, he felt uncomfortable with the term "nature" for the plants in parks or streets. Since then, he has been working on the theme of the coexistence of nature and humans, and the ambiguities and questions that emerge in this relationship.   Hirako's works are mainly paintings, but also include drawings, sculptures,...
2022.06.10
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[LY Private Sale] Canvas work by LY

Let us introduce a canvas work by a popular artist LY from Curio private sale.   LY is a Japanese artist born in Tokyo. She studied painting at an art school from an early age, but she was rather painting freely in her own imaginary world. She worked on murals in Tokyo, the United States, Paris, Bangkok, Malaysia, and others.     from official website of LY     |Monster "LUV"    Using black, white, and gray, she paints cityscapes she has visited abroad and landscapes she has fantasized about since she was a child. In such scenery, LY's original character monster "LUV" wanders around in her work, projecting her own feelings and thoughts.     The two "LUVs" that appear in the work introduced here are standing side by side in a friendly manner, as if in a happy commemorative photo between friends.     LY is currently attracting a...
2022.06.08
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[Call for Entry for Yoshitomo Nara’s work] Do you have a Yoshitomo Nara’s work?

|Would you like to sell Yoshitomo Nara's work?   Here at CURIO, our client is looking for work by Yoshitomo Nara. If you have unique works like canvas pieces or even prints, why not sell them with CURIO?     First, let us assess the selling price if you have Nara's work in your collection. Please send us the picture of the piece to our mail address. >>> curio-jp@curio-w.jp       Our expert will assess the piece and contact you about the estimated price.   ◆ You can decide whether to sell or not after the price assessment! ◆ We will take your desired price into consideration. ◆ You can just consult the price if you are deciding whether to sell or not. ◆ You can keep the piece in your hand until it is sold.       Please send us the picture of the piece to assess the selling price of...
2022.06.06
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[Tomoko Nagai Private Sale] New addition, unique work

New addition: Unique work by Tomoko Nagai is now available from CURIO private sales.   Tomoko Nagai is an artist born in 1982 in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. She graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in 2006 with a major in oil painting. She currently lives and works in Tokyo.   She creates paintings, three-dimensional works, and installations.   From Instagram account of tomoko_nagai_official     |Dreamy world of Tomoko Nagai's paintings   In her works, there are always animals, children, stuffed animals, and sometimes fictional creatures painted in the background of woods or a room. The whole atmosphere trees and flowers, and mushrooms, surrounding her works, reminds us of the fairytale world that we used to know.     The use of many mediums and gentle brush strokes in the paintings create magical rhythms and so the works feel like one piece of music.     Viewers...
2022.06.04
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