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theroyalbreed JR @ WATARIUM MUSEUM TOKYO

Checked out French artist JR’s first solo museum exhibition at Watarium Museum in Tokyo. “Could Art Change the World?” showcases residents of the earthquake and tsunami stricken Tohoko region of Japan, complete with an Inside Out photobooth.  Nice message but an even better facelift for Watarium’s facade.

theroyalbreed ANTHONY LISTER @ WILLIE CHAN’S CRIB

Finding creative ways to take an artist beyond the confines of gallery walls is what makes this job challenging and fun. Set a bunch of things in motion and see where it takes you. So it was pretty cool when we jumped into Willie Chan’s van and headed over to his crib in Sai Kung for a day and night of Anthony Lister.

This part of Willie’s house was still under renovation. Like the raw combat zone look.

Quick dash to the roof before it got dark so Anthony could throw up another piece.

Back inside for the finishing touches.

Geoff standing in for the cameraman. Adriana in the background.

Big thanks to Willie Chan and Geoff.

 

theroyalbreed ANTHONY LISTER SIAMESE TWINS NEVER LOOK BACK

Anthony Lister’s first solo show in Asia “Siamese Twins Never Look Back” at Kumquat Gallery on Hollywood Road in Central, Hong Kong.  Ballerinas never looked more beautiful or twisted.  Contact www.evolutionholdingskk.com for a price list.

theroyalbreed ANTHONY LISTER X CORLEY RESERVE WINE

It all started from an afternoon of wine last summer outside Konzepp with Geoff and the famous Hong Kong producer/agent Willie Chan.  Always wanted to put together an artist wine release and Willie happened to run a wine business on the side with his friends.  Perfect tie-in for Anthony Lister’s first solo show in Hong Kong so talks continued after returning to Tokyo and this is what happened…the launch of Anthony Lister x Konzepp for Corley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005.  Limited edition wine of 100 bottles with three label designs and box packaging from Anthony Lister’s artwork.  Priced at HKD999.  Grab a few bottles for your collection through Konzepp or contact us at www.evolutionholdingskk.com.

Following photos are from Konzepp.

theroyalbreed ANTHONY LISTER @ KUMQUAT GALLERY HONG KONG

We’re excited to announce Anthony Lister’s first solo exhibition in Asia at Kumquat Gallery on Hollywood Road.  Join us in Hong Kong on the 1st of December for the opening reception.  This will be followed by a live painting at Konzepp and an after party at Levels.  The exhibition will run until the 14th but if you cannot make it, feel free to get in touch through our website www.evolutionholdingskk.com for a catalog of available works and limited edition releases.  You can also follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page to stay updated on everything leading to the opening.

Born in 1979 Anthony Lister is already regularly described as “Australia’s best contemporary artist.” In 2001, Lister completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Queensland College of the Arts. He helped pioneer the stencil and street art movement in Brisbane before moving to New York in 2003 to work with his mentor, Max Gimblett. In addition to a strong background in street art he employs a sophisticated, fine art, painterly style. High and low culture clash in the content of his paintings, drawings and installations – boorish superheroes, flirtatious ballet dancers, bad-tempered old masters and imperious vamps raucously co-exist at the party rapidly deteriorating inside Anthony Lister’s head.

Consistently exhibiting around the world, Anthony Lister’s last shows in Milan and Los Angeles have turned his focus back to the human form and the female figure, his exhibitions largely consisting of ballet dancers. An interesting counterpoint to the recent Degas show in London, Lister presents a much more grimy, rough-hewn, but surprisingly delicate take on the bodies. “I am interested in culture, and society’s judgment systems on culture” he tells us when we ask about why he was drawn to them as a painter. “Ballerinas are kind of like strippers, only they don’t take their clothes off. I’m interested in breaking art. I’m interested in philosophy.”

In 2010, Anthony Lister was named as one of Australia’s 50 most collectable artists by Art Collector Magazine. Anthony Lister also broke his auction record this year when his 2007 piece Spider Woman sold for AUS $20,000. In November this year, Lister exhibited in London and Newcastle at the Outsiders/Lazarides Galleries and was the first to simultaneously occupy both Outsiders galleries since David Choe made his UK debut in 2008.

theroyalbreed BIGFOOT @ BONOBO BAR TOKYO

Back in June we arranged for Spanish graffiti writers PANTONE and SPOK to paint at Bonobo Bar in Jingumae, Tokyo. Since that time, the vines grew longer and the weeds grew out of control…perfect for a BIGFOOT piece.

 

theroyalbreed BIGFOOT PAINTING LIVE @ BURTON TOKYO

Last month we teamed up with Burton Tokyo to bring you a live painting and signing session with the artist BIGFOOT at their flagship store in Harajuku.  A beautiful Tokyo afternoon and cans of Montana Black spray paint while we waited for BIGFOOT to arrive straight from Narita airport with luggage and jet lag.

theroyalbreed HALLOWEEN ROPPONGI STYLE

The Japanese don’t celebrate Halloween so on the weekend before the 31st, this happens in Roppongi Tokyo.

theroyalbreed YOSHITOMO NARA @ YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART

The Yokohama Museum of Art was packed earlier this month for Yoshitomo Nara’s exhibition, A Bit Like You and Me.  Well worth the drive from Tokyo to see one of Japan’s best known contemporary artists.  Nara’s large bronze sculptures are on display for the first time, but no doubt the main attraction is his familiar menacing little girl character.