Love Art & Help Japan raised $10,214.42.

Thank you all who donated at the venues and helped this fundraiser. We can only hope that this donation will contribute to help many of the victims and rebuild the area.

In NYAB News by Kosuke Fujitaka 2011-07-11 print

It has been more than four months since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011. Like many people in and outside Japan, NY Art Beat with a group of good friends wanted to somehow contribute to the rebuilding of lives in the are, so we started “Love Art & Help Japan” fundraiser. For “Love Art & Help Japan” we placed donation boxes in many art venues in New York. Our aim was to make art venue reception desks into cash donation collecting channels and in consequence also to raise the awareness of the cause which faded away quickly from the top pages of newspapers.

The fundraiser took place from March until early July at more than 80 New York art venues and events. We started with 50 collection boxes, but soon after, due to a great response and many requests for our boxes we made another 50. We were impressed by the fact that not only Japanese galleries joined the force, but all kinds of art galleries, institutions, auction houses, art fairs in Manhattan and Brooklyn. We could feel that the NY art scene was really willing to support the cause.

At the end the fundraiser brought $10,214.42 which we wired to the Japanese Red Cross Society today. We are talking over $10,000 “cash” donation made of thousands of your bills and thousands of coins (actually over 10 pounds of coins). Thank you all who donated at the venues and helped this fundraiser. We can only hope that this donation will contribute to help many of the victims and rebuild the area.

 Love Art & Help Japan box at The Pace Gallery, 22nd St. 
Photo: Yu Kanbayashi

We’d like to thank the following venues for participating in our fundraiser by accepting our boxes:

JADA at Ukrainian Institute, 2 E 79th St., New York, NY 10075
– Hiroshi Yanagi, Arader Galleries, 1016 Madison Ave., Fl.2, New York, NY 10075
– Carol Davenport, 5 E 82nd St., Ground Fl., New York, NY 10028
– Bonham’s, 580 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022
Arts of Pacific Asia Show, at 7W New York, 7 W 34th St., Fl.11, New York, NY 10001
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, 547 W 27th St., 2 Fl., New York, NY 10001
Mika Gallery, 41 E 57th St., 8th Fl., New York 10022
The Pace Gallery, 510 W 25th St., New York, NY 10001
The Pace Gallery, 534 W 25th St., New York, NY 10001
The Pace Gallery, 545 W 22nd St., New York, NY 10011
The Pace Gallery, 32 E 57th St., 2 Fl., New York, NY 10022
Pace MacGill, 32 E 57th St., 9 Fl., New York, NY 10022
Pace Primitive, 32 E 57th St., 7 Fl., New York, NY 10022
Pace Prints, 32 E 57th St., 3 Fl., New York, NY 10022
Pace Prints, 521 W 26th St., 3 Fl., New York, NY 10001
The Affordable Art Fair at 7W New York, 7 W 34th St., Fl.11, New York, NY 10001
Foley Gallery, 548 W 28th St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10001
Hpgrp Gallery, 529 W 20th St., 2W, New York, NY 10011
White Box, 329 Broome St., New York, NY 10002
Feature Inc., 131 Allen St., New York, NY 10002
Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
– Koichi Yanagi Fine Art, 17 E 71th St., Fl.4, New York, NY 10021
– Sebastian Izzard Asian Art, 17 E 76th St., Fl.3, New York, NY 10021
Scholten Japanese Art, 145 W 58th St., New York, NY 10019
Ippodo Gallery, 521 W 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Ethan Cohen,14 Jay St., New York, NY 10013
Erik Thomsen Asian Art, 23 E 67 St., New York NY 10065
RH Gallery, 137 Duane St., New York, NY 10013
Miyako Yoshinaga, 547 W 27th St., 2 Fl., New York, NY 10001
McCaffrey Fine Art, 23 E 67th St., New York, NY 10065
Joshua Liner Gallery, 548 West 28th St., 3rd Fl., New York, NY 10001
The Invisible Dog, 51 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
– NYU Steinhardt, 34 Stuyvesant St., New York, NY 10003
Michael Mut Gallery, 97 Ave. C, New York, NY 10009
Gallery 151, 350 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Ceres Gallery, 547 W 27th St., Suite 201, New York, NY 10001
Art in General, 79 Walker St., New York, NY 10013
Bill Hodges Gallery, 24 W 57th St., New York, NY 10019
Eykyn Maclean, 23 E 67th St., 2Fl., New York, NY 10065
– Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, 41-51 E. 11th St., 7Fl., New York, NY 10003
80 WSE NYU, 80 Washington Sq. East, New York, NY 10003
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St., New York, NY 10002
Yoshii Gallery, 980 Madison Ave., Fl.3, New York, NY 10075
Haunch of Venison, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, Fl.20, New York, NY 10020
– Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 570 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021
Lombard-Freid Projects, 518 W 19th St., New York, NY 10011
Freight + Volume, 530 W 24th St., New York, NY 10011
P.P.O.W., 535 W 22nd St.,, Fl. 3, New York, NY 10011
Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, L.L.C. , 37 W 57th St., New York, NY 10019
Monya Rowe Gallery, 504 W 22nd St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10011
Onishi Gallery, 521 W 26th St., New York, NY 10001
McKenzie Fine Art, 511 W 25th St., New York, NY 10001
Synchronicity Fine Arts, 106 W 13th St., New York, NY 10011
Michael Mazzeo Gallery, 526 W 26th St., Suite 209, New York, NY 10001
gallery nine5, 24 Spring St., New York, NY 10012
Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 W 90th Street, Fl.2, New York, NY 10024
steven harvey fine art projects, 24 E 73rd St., New York, NY
Salon 2B, 80 Nassau St., #2B, New York, NY 10038
Pinion Gallery, 1265 Atlantic Ave., Suite #2L, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Animazing Gallery, 54 Greene St., New York, NY 10013
Third Streaming, 10 Greene St., 2nd fl., New York, NY 10013
Kill Devil Hill, 170 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222
Microscope Gallery, 4 Charles Place, Brooklyn, NY 11221
Camel Art Space, 722 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Recess Art, 41 Grand St., New York, NY 10013
Gitana Rosa Gallery, 19 Hope St., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Ukrainian Institute, 2 E 79th St., New York, NY 10075
Kentler International Drawing Space, 353 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
SET Gallery, 287 3rd Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215
– Sotheby’s, 1334 York Ave., 10th Fl., New York, NY 10021
Gering & López Gallery, 730 5th Ave., New York, NY 10019
Y Gallery, 165 Orchard St., New York, NY 10002
On Gallery (On Megumi Akiyoshi)

Artist On Megumi Akiyoshi performing with a Love Art & Help Japan collection box.
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

In addition to the venues who fundraised for Love Art & Help Japan, we’d also like to thank the following individual donators, artists, photographers, & volunteers who helped us to make the fundraiser possible.

Francis Cunningham, Betty Kraus, Pavel Kraus, Hee Chung Kim, Yoko Furusho, We Are One, Save Japan Benefits, Mariko Mori, Ingo Günther, DJ Spooky, Machiko Ozawa, Li-Ling Wang, Ethan Cohen, Yasutaka Kojima, Yu Kanbayashi, Katsuhiro Saiki, Masako Shiba, Minetaka Sakai, Momoko Ikeda, Sachie Kita, Kumiko Suda, On Megumi Akiyoshi, Hiroshi Sunairi, Sayaka Ashidate, Dennis Gilstad, Eri Takane

 DJ Spooky, Ethan Cohen, Reiko Tomii.
Photo: Yasutaka Kojima

We’d like to also mention Love Art & Help Japan committee members who sponsored the boxes, donated their time, and ideas:

Kodama Kanazawa, Miwako Tezuka, Saori Kashio, Manami Fujimori, Tomokazu Matsuyama, Takashi Horisaki, Andrea Horisaki-Christens, Reiko Tomii, Shingo Francis, Akira Yoshimura, Yumiko Furukawa, Hitoshi Sagaseki, Mayo Yamaguchi, Katsura Yamaguchi, Aneta Glinkowska, Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka. Born in Osaka, 1978. Graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He wrestled with Excel and Power Point in the Sony Ericsson R&D, cost control and marketing departments for three years before launching Tokyo Art Beat with Paul Baron and Olivier Thereaux in 2004. In 2008, he moved back to NYC, where a decade ago he had come across many important life elements, and has now launched New York Art Beat. Kosuke is also a co-founder of 101 Tokyo, a young international art fair in Tokyo happening every April. He thinks that art leveraged by IT, wine and beer can make the world a better place. Personal page as art guide (Only in Japanese) » See other writings

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