Posts Tagged ‘Art’

日本の応援に繋がるチャリティーオークションART DRIVE JAPAN開始

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

art-drive-japan-charity-auction-earthquakehow-to-continue-help-Japan-recover-from-earthquake-charity-art-auctionPhoto Source: AP and EPA

Overview of the Earthquake

  • On 3.11.2011 an insurmountable earthquake of magnitude 9.0 hits the northeast shore of Japan.
  • The fourth largest earthquake in the world, the largest one yet in Japan.
  • The earthquake was followed by a tsunami, hundreds of aftershocks, and a nuclear crisis at hand due to damaged nuclear reactors in Fukushima.
  • The death-count and number of people missing exceeds 27,000.
  • Damage estimates up to $309 billion, the largest ever caused by a natural disaster.

We would like to express our deepest condolences to those who have been taken by this disaster. We hope that those who survived will be strong enough to carry on with the reconstruction of Japan. In this time of need, we established Art Drive Japan to stand by these people to help restore their well-being and their communities.

What is Art Drive Japan charity art auction?

Art Drive Japan is an online auction of work donated by artists from around the world, joining hands to contribute to the relief and recovery efforts in Japan. By purchasing our creations, you are joining us and many others in our cause.

Art Drive Japan was established to encourage continued support for the earthquake-tsunami victims. The funds raised will help the physical recovery over the coming months and years. In addition, your participation will send a very positive message to the people of Japan, letting them know that the world continues to cheer for them.

100% of the proceeds (final sales minus transaction fees) will be donated to the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund administered by JCIE Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) to help Japan recover from the catastrophic earthquake that took place on March 11, 2011.

Please visit our Art Drive Japan charity art auction website here.

If you are interested in donating your artwork to our online auction, details and ways to donate can be found here.



Art Drive Japanは、2011年3月11日に日本を襲った未曾有の東北関東大震災で被災された方々を応援しようという、アーティストたちによるオンラインオークションです。私たちの作品をお買い上げいただくことで、被災地の支援につながります。
売り上げは、クレジットカード決済の手数料を除いて、日本国際交流センター(JCIE)が設立した「東日本大震災 NGO支援国際基金」を通じて、全て被災地に義捐金として寄付いたします。

Art Drive Japanの任務

Art Drive Japanの目的は、2011年3月11日に起こった東北関東大震災で被害に遭われた方々のために、義捐金を送ることです。日本の記録では史上最大規模と なるマグニチュード9.0という大地震は、戦後もっとも大きな災害となりました。日本政府やメディアは既に、多数の被災者、また経済への打撃を報告してい ます。今後、日本に住む皆さんが、被災地復興に向けて強い力を発揮できることを祈っています。

未曾有の大災害が起こってしまった今、私たちは被災地の方々を応援するため、”ART DRIVE JAPAN”を立ち上げました。


Art Drive Japanのオークションにご興味をお持ちいただいた方は、Art Drive Japanのウェブサイトをご覧になって下さい。



Sunday, March 20th, 2011

art drive japan online charity auction

Hello everyone. Made with Japan continue to hope that all of you and your loved ones are safe as well as hope that the situation in Japan will only get better.

As many of you may have already heard, Made with Japan has been holding a charity t-shirt campaign to help aid in the relief efforts of the earthquake. We thank those of you who donated through us or directly to a charitable organization.

However, we are now working to start and be a part of something greater as we would like to make contributions in the largest way possible. We are currently calling the help of artists, fashion designers, crafts people all around the world to participate in an online charity auction project we named “Art Drive” Japan. We will launch as soon as we have works ready to be auctioned so please standby. I wish that you and your friends will join us.

-Allan (Made with Japan)


“ART DRIVE” Japan is an online auction of works donated by artists who have joined hands in order to contribute to the relief and future recovery efforts of Japan. By purchasing our art, you are working together with the artists to benefit this cause.
100% proceeds aside from transaction fees by paypal will be donated to the Japan Red Cross in order to help Japan recover from the catastrophic earthquake which took place on March 11, 2011.

We have contacted artists to come to the rescue and will open the auction once their artwork is ready. In the meantime please share this information along to those who might be interested. We hope that all of you will reach out to lend a helping hand.
ARTISTS: If you are an artist and would like to get involved, you can start by pledging your artwork to [pledge.artdrive @] or by going here We will consider and review all inquiries to all forms of art including but not limited to fashion, crafts, prints, photography, et cetera.


“ART DRIVE” Japanは、3月11日に日本を襲った未曾有の東北関東大震災で被災された方々を応援しようというアーティストたちによるオンラインオークションです。私たちの作品をお買い上げいただくことで、被災地への応援につながります。

アーティストは既に作品作りにとりかかっていますので、間もなくオークションを開始する予定です。一方、このART DRIVEを一人でも多くの方に知っていただくために、ぜひ情報をお伝えいただきたいと思います。みなさんのご 協力をお願いいたします。
アーティストの方:”Art Drive” Japanに興味があるアーティスト、ファッションデザイナー、写真家、限らずクリエーターさんは、 にあるフォーム、もしくは[pledge.artdrive @]へメールして下さい。お待ちしております。


Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Our fellow Made with Japan contributor, NOIZ-DAVI who is also founder and member of the famous Rinpa Eshidan art crew, mixes it up with the rest of the group to promote the new Mini-Cooper in Ginza. NOIZ-DAVI is wearing a black cap and is painting the hood of the Mini in the beginning of the video.


アートクルー輪派絵師団(りんぱえしだん)がMini-Cooper Ginzaでペインティング。輪派絵師団のリーダーでもあるMWJメンバーNOIZ-DAVIももちろん参加!黒いキャップをかぶってボンネットをペイントしているのがNOIZ-DAVIです。

村上 隆 - ローマで初ソロ・エキシビション

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010


Source: Gaigosan Gallery

Takashi Murakami’s art will be available for public viewing starting this week at the Gagosian Gallery for his first solo exhibition in Rome.

Murakami is credited for creating “Superflat,” a style of art which draws influence from Japanese otaku sub-cultures (manga and anime) in a colorful pop art format. From the galleries to the department stores, Murakami’s techni-color charged illustrations with images of smiling flowers, mushrooms with eyes, and a slew of other characters from a fantasy realm took the world by storm. An instant success, his product collaboration line of handbags, wallets, and purses with French design house Louis Vuitton took art to a whole new level of commercial success.

However, this time Murakami is being highlighted for a style he owns but more rooted in traditional Japanese art. He painted two monolithic dragons that will break your neck trying to look from one side to the other. Painted simply in two colors, red and blue, each piece is comprised of nine panels measuring a whopping eighteen meters (59 feet) long.

It will be interesting to hear what people will say about a style that most mainstream Murakami fans are not used to seeing.

–Made with Japan

The combination of red and blue with a creature that has long been thought as a symbol of one’s destiny is my attempt to reaffirm my devotion to art - the creative process for the paintings resembled a prayer offering.

–Takashi Murakami

“Two epic paintings - Dragon in Clouds – Red Mutation and Dragon in Clouds – Indigo Blue – each comprise nine panels and measure eighteen meters long. Cloud- and-dragon paintings, known as Unryūzu, were also key references for Soga Shōhaku, an eighteenth century Japanese artist whose eccentric and daring visual inventiveness has been a great inspiration for Murakami.

Unlike the dragon’s dark associations in Western iconography, the Japanese dragon - an amalgam of the Buddhist iconography that originated in India before reaching China and then Japan - is considered a symbol of good fortune and optimism. Several Buddhist and Shinto temples in Japan are designated as dragon shrines that denote the creature’s exalted status.

日本の現代アーティスト、村上 隆がローマのGagosian Galleryでソロ・エキシビテョンを今週スタート。「ルイ・ヴィトン ミーツ ネオ・ジャポニズム」と題したヴィトンとのコラボでもよく見られた、カラフルなポップアートを期待していたファンはガッカリするかもしれません。Gagosian Galleryに展示されている作品は、パネル9個の幅18メートルに描かれた巨大な赤い龍と青い龍。メインストリームうけもしてきたアニメ風のカワイイ作品と比べると今回は日本画のルーツがある渋い路線。世界中のファンがどうリアクションをとるか興味深いです。

Takashi Murakami
November 13, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Via Francesco Crispi 16
00187 Rome
T. 39.06.4208.6498
F. 39.06.4201.4765
Hours: Tue-Sat 10:30-7 & by appointment
Gaigosan Gallery