Today marks the two year anniversary of Japan’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, March 11, 2011. Areas hardest hit are still struggling to repair, rebuild and heal. Remember our human family in Japan and reach out to help. You can donate directly to The Real Medicine Foundation, or pick up a shirt by Kenzo Minami on our shop — 100% of proceeds go to support and relief efforts. Kenzo says this about the shirt’s message:
“It is about ‘Re:’ in terms of ‘Reply’ — our reply to the tsunami and our response to Japan (which is this charity itself and collectively to help the world and give on a larger scale). Also, Japan will need a lot of ‘Re____’ from now on: ‘Rebuild,’ ‘Restart,’ ‘Reboot,’ ‘Recharge’ and more.”
Kenzo Minami X ISAORA Hand Painted Tech 3-L Riding Shell
(100% of proceeds from this auction will go to Waves For Water’s ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in the Rockaways.)
In late December, we had 13 of our favorite artists use our white riding shells as canvases. Today, we launched a 10-day long eBay auction for each of these pieces, with 100% of the proceeds going to Waves 4 Water, an organization that is doing an incredible, locally focused job helping those most affected by Hurricane Sandy’s devastation of the Rockaways.
Kenzo Minami x Reebok Insta Pump Fury selected as one of “The 25 Best Artist Collaboration Sneakers of the Past Decade” by Complex Magazine
Thanks to all who came out Monday night to help us celebrate the opening of our new pop-up shop, gallery exhibition and Hell’s Kitchen Music Society showcase. Here are some snaps from the event. If you are in the neighborhood, definitely swing by and have a look.
* Photography by www.yoshiyukimatsumura.com
KENZO MINAMI ” 13”
307 West 38th Street, New York City
Nepenthes NY Opening Reception Monday 1/21, 7 - 9 PM
307 West 38th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenue)
Next Monday the 21st of January, Nepenthes NY will be hosting the opening reception for our new gallery show, pop-up shop, and Hell’s Kitchen Music Society showcase.
We are also releasing some of the artworks from the series as limited edition collaboration T Shirts (Nepenthes NY Engineered Garments x Kenzo Minami).
Our pop-up shop will showcase the handmade artisanal tools of Brooklyn-based Gramercy Tools.
We will also be introducing the next segment of our Hell’s Kitchen Music Society installment featuring Deadly Dragon Sounds, reggae connoisseurs from the Lower East Side.
From 7 to 9 PM we will be having music, drinks, and familiar faces at our shop so come by, say hello, and check out the new exhibit and goods!
I am part of this fundraiser ‘BRING BACK THE BOARDWALKS’ this Saturday the 17th. It features amazing collection of artists including Tom Suchs, Futura, Shepard Fairey, Faile, Ricky Powell, Milton Glaser, and many others. Come through if you can!
BRING BACK THE BOARDWALKS committee:
Ulli Barta, Marilyn Rondon, Dave Ortiz, Tim Strazza, Wyatt Neumann, Elijah Wood, Spike Jonze, Adrian Grenier, Dante Ross, Paul D. Miller, Willy Wong, Kelley Campau, Joy Deibert, Kyrie Tinch
This amazing silkscreen print by Kenzo Minami will be at the show!!!!Artist : Kenzo MinamiArt Work Title : “INFINITY”Medium : Silkscreen print on paper.Dimension : 22” x 30”Minimum starting bid : US$300.00Artist Bio : Originally from Hyogo, Japan, Kenzo graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Product Design after majoring in Western Philosophy in Japan. He started out his career as a set designer for TV broadcast networks including MTV and the Sci-Fi Channel, which led him to shoot his own shorts and TV spots. And eventually moved onto the field of Graphic Design.
His design KENZO MINAMI DUNNY (2006), collaboration with Kidrobot, is a part of MoMA Architecture and Design permanent collection.
His artworks and designs were also commissioned by Mercedes-Benz, Microsoft, Dell, Raf Simons, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Sharp, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Smart Car, Hankyu, Kose, Marui, Kidrobot, Ace Hotel, Grand Hotels NYC, Sennheiser, among others as well as multiple gallery shows and publications.