The other day I visited Paul Smith exhibition at The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo Ueno Park.
「HELLO,MY NAME IS PAUL SMITH」
I used to have a Paul Smith Wallet but never had a shirt.
Because it’s too elegant and expensive for me.
I’m a man with plain shirts and active sneakers. That’s Okay.
I remembered when I was a student in London and my friend visited me from Japan.
And he insisted me to go to Paul Smith Shop at Covent Garden.
Inside the shop, I really felt awkward to see those pricey tags
I bought many nice reasonable clothes at Camden Town or other nice flea markets in London those days.
Of course I was a student at that time, I couldn’t afford to buy gorgeous shirts.
But my friend could! (He must have worked a lot to buy Paul Smith )
That was his Dandyism. I think.
Anyway when I knew this exhibition coming to Tokyo, I wanted to feel Lovely British Pop Art thing atmosphere created by fashion living legend Paul Smith.
So I invited my friend, he used to be a student at the same time with me in England.
Inside gallery, there were so many visitors (They were so very O-sya-re(おしゃれ) fashionable)
They seemed to be so fascinated by Paul’s works of photos, clothing patterns, cars etc. (even evian!!)
Icon of British Rock
It was so inspiring and refreshing to see cool art works.
There were also many photo works of Japan images Paul shooted.
Through his eyes, mundane and ordinary views of Japan scenery was captured with artistic perspective.
That reminded me significance of capturing Everyday Life.
Every Day is A New Beginning… Yes, it surely is!!
What does Paul really want to tell us with those countless colorful buttons?
My interpretation is Buttons are People. People are Buttons.
Many visitors were buying souvenirs.
I bought nothing.
Inspiration was enough(^-^;
I said thanks and goodbye to HELLO.
I went to this gallery mid August….
It seems I’ve been so busy lately..