L.A.’s Blum & Poe to Open Up Office in Japan

Blum & Poe’s Los Angeles gallery.

Los Angeles gallery Blum & Poe will open a space in Tokyo “in the coming months,” according to the Art Newspaper. This will be the gallery’s first international branch.

Blum & Poe represents a number of Japanese artists including Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara. Carroll Dunham, Sam Durant, Mark Grotjahn, Jim Shaw and Henry Taylor are also part of their artist stable.

More from the Art Newspaper:

[Tim] Blum says that exhibitions such as “Tokyo 1950-70: a New Avant-Garde”, which is scheduled to open at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on 18 November (until 25 February) and “Gutai: Splendid Playground”, which is due to go on show at the Guggenheim in New York in 2013 (15 February-8 May) point to this being a “major moment for post-war Japanese art. There seems to be a real dialogue going on right now.”

Ashley Rawlings, a specialist in postwar and contemporary Japanese art, will serve as director of the space.

L.A.’s Blum & Poe to Open Up Office in Japan