Wednesday, April 23, 2008


In Japanese, Kyōbai means "go, run and get it" and that is exactly what buyers did on April 3, 2008 at the auction of Japanese contemporary art, design and toys at Philips Dupury in London.
The sale, totaling £3,287,000 ($6.5 million) was a hit with buyers who are turning more and more toward clean lines, thoughtful color, and more modern design. Top lots include a fiberglass panda from 2003 by Takashi Murakami (ca. $2,716,000) and a Yoshitomo Nara portrait of a sinister little girl (ca. $144,000).
Chuckle (shown above) by HIDEAKI KAWASHIMA
If Japanese design interests you check out Kopilot in Louisville.

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