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Wannabies by Madsaki

Posted on 06.10.16 under Isaac Wong, madsaki, Murakami Takashi, takahide kawakami, Takashi Murakami, wannabies, yuri shimojo

At Clear Edition, Roppongi. A re-rendering of art from history in Madsaki‘s crash-bang style!



Madsaki has been a friend since the late 90s when he was a student at Parsons in NYC. We know him through Yuri Shimojo who CWC repped at the time.

(Junko and Yuri)

Madsaki has now been taken under the wing of Takashi Murakami whose influence on Japan is likened to Andy Warhol’s influence on the United States.


Murakami’s “My Lonesome Cowboy” was auctioned at Sotheby’s in 2008 for $15 million when it was expected to go for three or four. And yes, that is an anime character turning his ejaculate into a lasso.

But that was then…

Isaac Wong had an interesting point. “Murakami’s not a creator now, he’s more of a curator.”

And while he’s collecting art, he’s also collecting artists.

murakami takashi


The old gang, Taka, Kazuya (another Yuri ex), Junko, Madsaki.



This is a hit series, for sure, and there are plenty more art historical works left to re-interpret. The Neolithic awaits!

Kyoto is an interesting place…

Posted on 08.20.14 under Kyoto, yuri shimojo

At the top of Kyoto Station, a magnificent building, you will find the “Happy Terrace.”

Great view from up here.

With the soothing and peaceful sound of wind chimes to calm your troubled mind.

Coming from multiple Bose speakers…

Very quiet, usually there are throngs of people, but it was just after the Obon holidays and everyone had gone home.

Here is a little temple that offers “shiawase,” which means: contentment and happiness.

Doesn’t seem to be a shortage of freaks, but then again, what is a freak? Kyoto is not pressurized by Tokyo where the people are more rushed and stressed.

On the left, our guides for the day, Aya Fujimori and Yuri Shimojo.

The lovely and charismatic Yuri Shimojo.

The mountain where Yuri now lives has sacred place that are a bit overgrown…


Aya brought us to gallery/bookstore, Transpop.

A very interesting bookstore, Gakeshobo, where Yuri had a talk show the previous evening…

We paid our respects to Junko’s mother, Sumiko Matsumoto, whose ashes are interred at the Otani Temple.

Dinner was at Okiniya. Delicious neo-Japanese food and the master surprised us with his Buddhist art.

yuri shimojo @ volcom, tokyo

Posted on 10.08.12 under diyezu experiment, volcom, yuri shimojo

We’ve known Yuri for over twenty years. She is part of an exhibition at Volcom Japan featuring members of the Barnstormers, curated by Naomi Kazama, Dyezu Experiment.

Artists: Kenji Hirata, Miyuki Pai Hirai, Mike Ming, Rostarr, Kiku Yamaguchi, Shepard Fairey, Yuri Shibuya, Christian Mendoza, Che Jen, Sasu, Kami, Madsaki, Yuri Shimojo, Diskah, Esow, David Ellis, Naomi Kazama.