Art Fair Tokyo 2011 opens its doors

artwork: Kazuki Takamatsu - "Solitary", 2010 - Acrylic, acrylic gouache, giclee on tarpaulin, 163 x 162 cm. Courtesy Gallery Tomura. -  On view at Art Fair Tokyo from July 29th until July 31st.
Kazuki Takamatsu
Art Fair Tokyo opens its doors for the 2011 fair today , after being postponed from its usual April date as a result of the earthquake/tsunami. This is the 6th year that Art Fair Tokyo has been held and it is now the largest art fair in Japan.

The fair is pretty ecclectic showcasing anything from traditional Japanese "nihoga" works to statues and installations drawn from around the world.

Mita Arts is showcasing some sought-after "ukiyoe" wood-block prints, including works by some of the most famous artists of the genre, such as Hokusai and Utamaro. Galerie Sho Contemporary Art is presenting a selection of recent works, while Eiji Nishikawa specializes in Chinese ceramics and works.

Foreign galleries that will be taking part include Nature Morte from New Delhi, the Da Xiang Art Space from Taiwan , Hong Kong-based Art Statements and the Galleri Susanne Ottesen from Copenhagen.

Unfortunatly I do not have photos of the fair itself, but would welcome some...