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Speedy Gallery Special Event : Painter Hideteru Kimura a.k.a. Keyan’s First Art Exhibition in Aoyama, Tokyo! (May 19-29)

As a Speedy Gallery special project, the
We are pleased to announce the first art exhibition of Eiki Kimura, aka Keeyan the Painter, in Aoyama, Tokyo!

I first met Kee-Yang 14 years ago on October 3, 2008, through an introduction by Yukio Tachikawa, co-founder of Rocking On. Keyan had been a rock producer for a long time and was very active in organizing the Japanese version of Woodstock and inviting Frank Zappa to Japan.

However, in 2002, at the age of 60, he suddenly declared himself a painter! From there, he painted murals in 250 locations throughout Japan, starting with the sliding door paintings at Seiren-in Temple in Kyoto. This year marks the 20th anniversary of his painting career and his 80th birthday.
For a long time, Keeyan has professed that he “hates art dealers and art,” but miraculously, he agreed to my mysterious persuasion to “try something he hates and see if it’s not interesting. Miraculously, he agreed to my mysterious persuasion that “it would be fun to try something I don’t like!

Well, we’re having an opening reception party!
My Facebook friends are free to come. You don’t even need a reservation!

Friday, May 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location:B&B Italia Tokyo 1F
Aoyama OM-SQUARE, 2-5-8 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Keeyan is also coming. And he’ll be in the gallery all day during the following exhibit!

Hideki Kimura Comment
He worked hard as a rock producer in the early days of Japanese rock music.
Since the return, I have been painting.
We have produced 250 murals in Japan and abroad for a living. Therefore, all of my works are made to order, and I have never had a painting except for preliminary sketches.
Due to the great respect for the memory of Jun Fukuda, a long-time friend of mine, I have decided to hold my first solo exhibition at the age of 80. I created a new work for this exhibition. I am pleased to say that I am satisfied with my work. We are looking forward to your visit.
We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you.

◆Outline of the event

Exhibition Title: “Ki-Yan Collection
Date & Time: Thursday, May 19 – Sunday, May 29 * Closed Wednesday, May 25
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Organizer: Speedy Inc.
Curator: Ayaka Koshiba
Location:B&B Italia Tokyo 1F
Aoyama OM-SQUARE, 2-5-8 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Keeyan will be at the gallery all day!