BUNKYO ART was established in 1982, in Yushima, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. In 1988, we opened our project gallery in Ginza, and in 2000 moved to Yaesu in Chuo Ward, Tokyo. FUMA Contemporary Tokyo featured contemporary art was established in 2010 when we also moved to our current location in Hacchobori in Chuo Ward. While concentrating on exhibitions which encourage the reevaluation of post-war art, we also actively organize exhibitions for young, emerging artists. We have auctioned works at Christie’s and Sotheby’s by established Japanese artists such as Kusama Yayoi, Key Hiraga, Yoshitomo Nara, and regularly takes part in major art fairs such as Art Taipei, Shanghai Art Fair, Korean International Art Fair, Art Fair Tokyo, and Tokyo Contemporary Art Fair. The galleries have a worldwide client list (USA, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan etc), and have collaborated with over 20 national museums, including The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo and The National Museum of Art, Osaka. Based on many years of practical experience in gallery management, we offer this motto as an expression of the sustainable mission that connects our past, present, and future: FUMA Contemporary Tokyo | BUNKYO ART, advanced galleries.
We offer our customers and many in the art-field the opportunity to appreciate works of art by the gallery artists we recommend who hold ongoing sole exhibitions with us. We also make our gallery space available to cutting-edge and promising young artists to exhibit their works. Please feel free to contact us. We welcome artists who are looking for an art space to showcase their works.
We work with national museums by selling and lending paintings to them, and providing them with documentation and information.
MUSEUMS WE HAVE COLLABORATED WITH
Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aomori Museum of Art, Akita Prefectural Museum of Art, Itami City Museum of Art, Iwate Museum of Art, Iwaki City Art Museum, Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Odakyu Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Gunma Museum of Art, Tatebayashi, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Sakura City Museum of Art, Sogo Museum of Art, Takasaki Museum of Art, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Tokyo Station Gallery, Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tomioka City Museum – Fukuzawa Ichiro Memorial Gallery, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nerima Art Museum, Key Hiraga Museum, The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Hitachi City Museum, Fuchu Art Museum, Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art
|1979||"Floating Life – Jiro Oyamada," The Beauty World on Nippon Television Network Corporation|
|2006||Look at "Portrait of a Bird Woman – the Artist Jiro Oyamada,” New Sunday Art Museum on NHK Educational Television|
|2007||Kaiun Nandemo Kantei-Dan on Television Tokyo|
|1981||“Masao Tsuruoka’s Feature - Sunday Art Museum” on NHK Educational Television|
|2007||“Beauty Giants” on Television Tokyo|
|1983||“Obscene Living View” by the artist Kei Hiraga, The Beauty World on Nippon Television Network Corporation|
|1996||Key Hiraga’s Eros World Compromised between East and West ? Saturday Beauty Morning on NHK Educational Television|
Antiques Dealers’ Permission No. 2489 of Tokyo Metropolitan Public Safety Committee
Inspector of Contemporary Graphic Dealer’s Association of Japan
Member of New Art Dealer’s Association
Committee members for JIRO OYAMADA and MASAO TSURUOKA