Jun Kaneko: Park Avenue (N.Y.)
CEO, Gallery Kasahara
Gallery Kasahara was established in 1972 in a modest premise at Minami Morimachi, Osaka, and this year we are about to celebrate the 45th anniversary since then. It has been our great pleasure to introduce the Masters, whom I can sincerely call so, such as Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi, Kazuo Yagi, etc. There have been splendid days with many blessings, but many of these Masters have passed away now. It was one of our greatest regrets that George Rickey died at the age of 95 in 2003. We had closed our gallery premise in June 2003, having meditated on the transience of our own time and generation. My memory goes back afar to the time when I was young, when I aspired to become an art dealer, after reading a book by Soseki Natsume. I was then fortunate enough to be apprenticed to Tokuzo Muzushima, the art dealer whom I still respect. Since 2003 I have been acting as a private dealer, based on our home in Ibaraki, Osaka. From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank awfully all those who have kept encouraging me tirelessly throughout my career: beginning with many of our clients; the dealing colleagues in Japan and in the world; those who work in relation to fine arts; and the journalists.
(Our art dealing activities have been published in the following two annals: the History of Gallery Kasakara for the Last 25 Years; and the History of Gallery Kasahara for the Last 40 Years. Both of the annals are currently on sale. Please see the BOOKS section as below.)
Kenneth ARMITAGE, Ben NICHOLSON, Henry MOORE, William SCOTT, George RICKEY, Isamu NOGUCHI, Takako ARAKI, Jun KANEKO, Kazuo YAGI, Michio FUKUOKA, Masaaki YAMADA
TIMELINE: THE PREMISES OF GALLERY KASAHARA
|Sep. 1972||Gallery Kasahara opened at 30 Isecho, Kita-ku, Osaka.|
|Jul. 1974||The gallery moved to: Takenaka Hall, 2-30 Dojima Naka, Kita-ku, Osaka.|
|Mar. 1980||The gallery moved to: Nissei Fushimicho Bldg, 5-30 Koraibashi, Higashi-ku, Osaka.|
|Feb. 1989||The annex opened at: Galleria Akka 4F, 1 Tatamiyacho, Minami-ku, Osaka.|
|Apr. 1990||The gallery moved to: San Ohkusu Bldg, 2-10-17 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka.|
|Apr. 1994||The gallery moved to: Kincho Tosabori Bldg, 1-4-11 Tosabori, Nishi-ku, Osaka.|
|Oct. 1999||The gallery moved to: Kimura Bldg, 3-6-5 Kyobashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.|
|Sep. 2002||The gallery moved to: Furukawa Osaka Bldg, 2-1-29 Dojimahama, Kita-ku, Osaka.|
|Jun. 2003||The gallery moved to: 2-5-10 Kita Kasugaoka, Ibaraki-shi, Osaka.|
TIME LINE: RYUNOSUKE KASAHARA
|1942||born in Hirano-ku, Osaka, to the parents of primary school teachers.|
|1962||graduated from Kasugaoka High School, Ibaraki, Osaka.|
|1962||joined Fujikawa Galleries, Tokyo.|
|1971||honourably left Fujikawa Galleries, Osaka.|
|1972||opened Gallery Kasahara
with the philosophy of seriousness, gratitude, and decency;
and with the business policy of anticipating what will be valuable in the future.
|2016||maintaining the same philosophy and the same business policy as those in 1972.|
The History of Gallery Kasahara for the Last 25 Years (1972-1997)
Published in 1997, 264 pages
Contents: Letters from/to Sir Anthony Caro; Letters from/to Alan Green; A conversation with Mr Haruhiko Fujii; Photographic records with artists; and the list of exhibitions for the 25 years, including newspaper articles and the list of objects exhibited, etc.
The History of Gallery Kasahara for the Last 40 Years (1972-2012)
Published in 2012, 160 pages
Contents: A conversation with Mr Tadayasu Sakai; A conversation with Mr Jun Kaneko; and the list of exhibitions with the list of objects exhibited.
These publications are currently on sale. For those who wish to purchase, please contact us by email or fax (072 622 9675 from Japan; or +81 72 622 9675 from abroad). The price of each copy is 1000 yen, excluding the shipping costs.
The Collect Service of Kuroneko Yamato is our shipping agent. Please pay for the book(s) and the shipping costs to the person in charge in the Collect Service of Kuroneko Yamato.
Ryunosuke Kasahara, CEO
GALLERY KASAHARA Co. Ltd.
2-5-10 Kita Kasugaoka, Ibaraki-shi, Osaka, 567-0048, JAPAN
Telephone: 072 622 9675 from Japan, +81 72 622 9675 from abroad
Fax: 072 622 9675 from Japan, +81 72 622 9675 from abroad
Established in September 1972