All tagged Omotesando

Walk this way

One of the great things about the Watari-um is that you’re always in for a surprise. John Lurie is a musician, co-founder of The Lounge Lizards, a jazz ensemble. He is an actor, director and producer. And he is a painter, focusing on this art form since his 2000 diagnosis of Lyme disease. Art lovers can be snobby about these multi-hyphenates, often thinking one person can’t be good at all these different types of art. But his paintings. His paintings, mostly watercolor and some oil, are really beautiful. Quirky, ephemeral, with a sense of humor, and with nods of Klee and Moreau and Basquiat.

Utagawa Hiroshige

This is the Ota’s second Hiroshige exhibition this year, which marks the 160th anniversary of his death. If you like Japanese woodblock prints, make sure to see this retrospective of Hiroshige’s work. Highlights include pieces from the Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road, Famous Places, and Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji series. There are also prints of beautiful women (bijin-ga), animals and flowers.