Blum & Poe

Gallery in The Omotesando, Aoyama area

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Blum & Poe was founded by Timothy Blum and Jeffrey Poe in Santa Monica in September of 1994 as a space to show local and international contemporary art in all media. Blum’s extensive experience in the Japanese art world combined with Poe’s keen knowledge of emerging artists in Los Angeles, together resulted in an international program of influential artists. Throughout a twenty six year history, Blum & Poe has shaped the trajectory of contemporary art by championing artists at all stages of their careers—cultivating the lineages that run between emerging and established practices, and working with artist estates to generate new discourse surrounding historical work.

In 2003 the gallery moved to a larger space in Culver City, and in 2009 Blum & Poe purchased and renovated its current 22,000 square foot complex on La Cienega Boulevard. In this location the gallery has since held museum caliber surveys, examining the historical work of such movements as the Japanese Monoha school (2012); the Korean Dansaekhwa monochrome painters (2014); the European postwar movement CoBrA (2015); Japanese art of 1980s and '90s (2019); a rereading of Brazilian Modernism(2019); and a revisionist take on the 1959 MoMA exhibition, New Images of Man(2020). To produce these exhibitions, Blum & Poe has worked with celebrated curators such as Joan Kee, Mika Yoshitake, Sofia Gotti, and Alison M. Gingeras.

In 2014, Blum & Poe opened galleries in New York and Tokyo to focus on intimately scaled projects in tandem with an expansive prog ram of exhibitions, lectures, performance series, screenings, and an annual art book fair at its base in Los Angeles. In 2015, Blum & Poe was certified as an Arts:Earth Partnership (AEP) green art gallery and consequently became one of the first green certified galleries in the United States. Blum & Poe’s own publishing division focuses on sharing aspects of its program via original scholarship and accessible media ranging from academic monographs, audio series, magazines, and artists’ books. In 2020, the gallery launched Blum & Poe Broadcasts, an online platform showcasing artists’ projects in conjunction with physical installations or as standalone digital endeavors.

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Permanent Artists/Collection

Alma Allen, Theodora Allen, Karel Appel, March Avery, Darren Bader, Alvaro Barrington, Lynda Benglis, JB Blunk, Mohamed Bourouissa, Pia Camil, Robert Colescott, Carroll Dunham, Sam Durant, Kōji Enokura, Anya Gallaccio, Aaron Garber - Maikovska, Tomoo Gokita, Sonia Gomes, Françoise Grossen, Mark Grotjahn, Ha Cho ng - hyun, Kazunori Hamana, Julian Hoeber, Lonnie Holley, Yukie Ishikawa, Matt Johnson, Susumu Koshimizu, Friedrich Kunath, Shio Kusaka, Kwon Young - woo, Mimi Lauter, Lee Ufan, Tony Lewis, Linder, Florian Maier - Aichen, Victor Man, Paul Mogensen, Eddie Martine z, Paul Mogensen, Dave Muller, Kazumi Nakamura, Yoshitomo Nara, Asuka Anastacia Ogawa, Kenjirō Okazaki, Solange Pessoa, Harvey Quaytman, Matt Saunders, H ugh Scott - Douglas, Nobuo Sekine, Penny Slinger, Kishio Suga, Henry Taylor, Alexander Tovborg, Yukinori Yanagi, Yun Hyong - keun, Zhu Jinshi

Opening hours

From 11:00 to 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays




Address: 5F Harajuku Jingu-no-mori, 1-14-34 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
, Tokyo 150-0001
Phone: 03-3475-1631  Fax: 03-3475-1632

1 minute walk from the Takeshita exit of Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote line, 2 minute walk from exit 2 at Meiji-jingumae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines.

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