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Tower of the Sun 1967–2018 : What did Tarō Okamoto Question

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Tower of the Sun 1967–2018

In March 2018 the Tower of the Sun will finally be reborn. Taking advantage of the opportunity presented by seismic retrofitting work on the tower, the long-neglected interior has been renovated and transformed into a permanent exhibition space.
‘“The Tree of Life” is the Tower of the Sun’s bloodstream, the folds in the interior walls are the ‘folds of its brain’.” That is how Tarō Okamoto described it.
The Tower of the Sun is a ‘living being’ with internal organs.
The Tower of the Sun has recovered its internal organs and reawoken after half a century. We would like to take this opportunity to ask ourselves once more, ‘What is the Tower of the Sun’? In this exhibition we will trace the fifty-year history of the tower, from 1967, when Tarō Okamoto participated as producer of Osaka’s Expo ’70, until 2018 when the interior was recreated, and consider Tarō Okamoto’s intentions in creating the Theme Pavilion/Tower of the Sun.
With the full cooperation of …

Y-3 Fall/Winter 2018 Keeps It Simple and Oversized in Paris

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Yohji Yamamoto’s ongoing collaboration with adidas continues to go from strength-to-strength with the latest Y-3 show, entitled NICE TO MEET YOU and taking place on Sunday at Paris’ Grand Palais — a venue that’s fully deserving of the word Grand being in its title.

The show itself was a step forward for Y-3, blending the typical outré footwear styles seen in the collection alongside a range of more subdued but still oversized silhouettes. The footwear focused on three styles overall, including Kaiwa, Ekika and the Bynder, while the most surprising reveal was of an upcoming collaboration with James Harden with an exclusive BYW Bball model that uses an archive-inspired BOOST midsole.

The clothing itself was, as to be expected from Yamamoto, mostly monochrome, this time using a variety of navy blue colors alongside his signature black. The layer-heavy range used a set of extended quilted liner jackets throughout, as well as a plethora of oversized jackets, hoodies and sweats, while …

SBI AUCTION in Tokyo : 01/27 (PART2)

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Modern and Contemporary Art | 27 January 2018
Auction Date:
Saturday, 27th January 2018 1:00PM

Preview
Wed, 24th January 2018 12:00AM- 8:30PM
Thu, 25th January 2018 11:00AM- 7:00PM
Fri, 26th January 2018 11:00AM- 7:00PM

Venue
HILLSIDE FORUM
HILLSIDE TERRACE-F 1F
18-8 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, Japan

SBI AUCTION in Tokyo : 01/27 (PART1)

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Modern and Contemporary Art | 27 January 2018
Auction Date:
Saturday, 27th January 2018 1:00PM

Preview
Wed, 24th January 2018 12:00AM- 8:30PM
Thu, 25th January 2018 11:00AM- 7:00PM
Fri, 26th January 2018 11:00AM- 7:00PM

Venue
HILLSIDE FORUM
HILLSIDE TERRACE-F 1F
18-8 Sarugakucho Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, Japan