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Balanced Palette INDEPTH | ART

Balanced Palette

Through color and symbolism, Sante Visioni invites 51 East guests into a visual symphony where every brushstroke tells a story.

The culinary creations of chef Francesco “Paco” La Monica have been attracting Members to the third floor since 51 East opened in April.

Abstractions in Color INDEPTH | ART

Abstractions in Color

Ahead of his exhibition at the Frederick Harris Gallery this month, acclaimed American Japanese painter Shingo Francis talks color, catharsis and the emotional power of art.

There’s something deceptive about the art of Shingo Francis. His abstract paintings often exude a minimalism that emphasizes light, shapes and borders.

Upcycled Art INDEPTH | ART

Upcycled Art

Danish abstract artist Maja Laerkholm invites Club Members to unleash their (sustainable) creativity this month.

As snow fell on Copenhagen, Maja Laerkholm huddled on her small balcony, paint and cardboard in hand.

Barrier-Free Expression INDEPTH | ART

Barrier-Free Expression

The Club’s Frederick Harris Gallery highlights the works of Japanese artists with disabilities through a monthlong exhibition.

Makoto Nakagaki and Ryuki Hayata spend their days creating elaborate paintings that burst with color and intricate detail. But unlike independent professional artists, they are paid steady wages to put brush to canvas.

The Accidental Artist INDEPTH | ART

The Accidental Artist

An incidental art class at the Club inspired decades of devoted creation for one Member.

The first thing that greets visitors to Kaoru Rudlin’s Tokyo apartment is an impressively large painting of a traditional ikebana flower arrangement. The nearly 2-meter-tall, textured canvas, with its long, elegant reeds cutting across the frame, wouldn’t be out of place in one of Ginza’s high-end art galleries.

Cultivating Creators and Collectors INDEPTH | ART

Cultivating Creators and Collectors

Set to speak at the Club this month, Tetsuji Shibayama explains how an office lobby painting led to three decades of fostering Japanese artists and collectors.

Tetsuji Shibayama remembers the painting clearly.

Cutting Edge INDEPTH | ART

Cutting Edge

Katsutoshi Yuasa describes how his blend of photography and printmaking carries woodblock carving toward a new frontier.

Katsutoshi Yuasa has just returned from Argentina.