Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Vacation 2012-2013

We are going to be closed during the period below.

December 29 [sat.] - January 6 [sun.]

We will be open from January 7.

Cecco Bonanotte was awarded The 24th Praemium Imperiale in the sculpture field this year. The awards ceremony was held at Meiji Kinenkan, Tokyo in October. The commemorative catalogue is now on sale from Kyuryudo Art-Publishing Co., Ltd. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who have supported the artist and us for decades. Thank you very much.

Cecco Bonanotte: Second from right

Article of Praemium Inperiale

And some copperplate prints by Chimei Hamada is being exhibited at an exhibition, “Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde” of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. This exhibition is held from this November to February 25, 2013. When you have chance to visit, please enjoy the exhibition.

Chimei Hamada / Elegy for a New Conscript: Landscape

Article of the exhibition of MoMA

Thank you again for your kind support during this year.
We wish you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Vacation 2012

We wish you will have a wonderful summer vacation!

Yasuhiko Kida “Konjiki-do [golden hall]”
48.0cm×31.0cm / woodcut / 1988

We are going to be closed from August 11 [Sat] to 19 [Sun] for summer vacation this year. During the vacation, we are going to stay in Izukogen. Near the sea, it is a popular and beautiful spot.

HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN is holding “Yasuhiko Kida representative woodcut prints exhibition,” commemorating a one-man show in IKEDA MUSEUM of 20th CENTURY ART. We are open everyday during this vacation, so please contact us when you visit near there.

[HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN / TEL: +81-557-54-4581]
Address: 1081 Yawatano Ito City Shizuoka, 413-0232 Japan [Link to Google Map]

Kimihiro Fujii
Kazuhiro Fujii

Detail of Exhibition

Monday, June 25, 2012

Yasuhiko Kida representative woodcut prints exhibition / HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN

Ikeda 20 seiki bijutsukan(IKEDA MUSEUM of 20th CENTURY ART)in Ito City Shizuoka, is holding an exhibition, “KIDA YASUHIKO – INORINOMICHI -(KIDA YASUHIKO – Way of Prayer - ).” Commemorating this exhibition, also located in Ito City Shizuoka, HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN is holding “Yasuhiko Kida representative woodcut prints exhibition.”

Ikeda 20th century museum

Yasuhiko Kida has potently depicted famous sceneries and temples in archetypal image of Japan. He has made his works in various techniques such as glass painting, board painting, ink painting and so on. The woodcut prints are especially evaluated among them, and British Museum has collected his woodcut prints as a permanent collection. Also, His works are widely known for the package illustrations of a well-known bath agent series, “Tabinoyado.”

Sanjusangen-do [thirty-three ken (length) hall] / 15.5cm×88.5cm / woodcut / 1978

HIRO GALLERY IZUKOGEN held “Yasuhiko Kida Woodcut prints Exhibition” featuring spa towns throughout Japan in May 2010. In this exhibition, related to “Way of Prayer,” we are displaying the representative woodcut prints that are difficult to acquire currently, including the very precious Sanjusangen-do [thirty-three ken (length) hall].

※ Open only on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Open every day during summer vacation(8/11-19)

Address: Yawatano 1081, Ito City, Shizuoka, 413-0232, Japan Map ※8-minute walk from Izukogen Station
TEL: +81-557-54-4581
Term: July 1 [Sun.] – Oct. 8 [Mon./Holiday]
   ※ Open only on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Open every day during summer vacation(8/11-19)
Hours Open: 11:00 - 17:00

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. Ethnos/Techne: Theodoros Stamos and Michael Michaeledes

An exhibition “Ethnos/Techne: Theodoros Stamos and Michael Michaeledes” is being held at Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. in New York.

ethnos theodoros stamos michael michaeledes art exhibition

HIRO GALLERY held an exhibition of Theodoros Stamos in 1996.

HIRO GALLERY / Theodoros Stamos Exhibition in 1996

Organic expression that could be found in the works by stamos is full of archaic vitality. Being mysterious and strong, it makes us feel the ethnic influence as a Greek.

Infinity Field Jerusalem Series
acrylic on canvas / 157.5×147.3cm / 1983

Theodoros Stamos

Venue: Debra Force Fine Art, Inc. in New York, USA
Term: February 2 [Thu.] - March 23 [Fri.], 2012
Official Website:

Friday, February 17, 2012

20th anniversary exhibition of Takasaki Museum of Art / Pavel Trnka

In the 20th anniversary exhibition of Takasaki Museum of Art, the works by Pavel Trnka, a Czech glass artist whose works we deal with, are being exhibited.

Pavel Trnka

Venue: Takasaki Museum of Art
Address: Yashimacho 110-27, Takasaki, Gunma 370-0849 Japan
Hours Open: 10:00 – 18:00 ※ Open until 20:00 only on Friday / Closed on Monday, the next day of Holiday.
TEL:027-324-6125 FAX:027-324-6126
Term: February 8 [Wed.] to March 30 [Fri.], 2012
Official Website:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

David Bill, Jacob Bill, Hans Hinterreiter Exhibition / Kunst- und KulturZentrum Littau-Luzern, Switzerland

An exhibition of Hans Hinterreiter(1902-1989) is being held at Kunst- und KulturZentrum Littau-Luzern, Switzerland.

In 1993, HIRO GALLERY held the first exhibition of Hinterreiter in Japan.


Jacob Bill and David Bill, whose works are also displayed in this exhibition, are the direct descendants of Max Bill, an artist who was in close relationship with Hinterreiter.

Max Bill(left), Mrs. Hinterreiter and Hans Hinterreiter(Center, RIght)
September 1985 at Schl├ęgl Gallery, Zurich

Hinterreiter spent most of his life in Ibiza island, Spain. He devoted himself to cultivation, playing music and making art works. He believes beauty of shape was resident in the line. By combining the geometrically defined lines, Hinterreiter strictly created a linear repertoire of 6,000 elementary forms. He integrated the basic forms and the number of the compositions rapidly increased into millions. Including the choice of colors, he carefully thought over the combination. Being opposite of the accidental one, His mathematical method of making art works affected the computer art in a later period.

Hans Hinterreiter

Venue: Kunst- und KulturZentrum Littau-Luzern, Switzerland
Term: January 13 [Fri.] to March 4 [Sun.] in 2012.

Official Website of Kunst- und KulturZentrum Littau-Luzern