Mariko Art
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  • It seems that people actually want to be shocked; they are searching for explosive fashion, for things that leave them open-mouthed.
  • – Armani, On shock value
 
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Mariko Art is a place to see new art, to discuss art, both old and new, and to meet other people who share your values in art. We also sell some art that fits our criteria, as well as providing recommended reading, both books and articles.

At one time ordinary people looked to art for inspiration, beauty, and a reaffirmation of all that was best within them and their world. That seems like a very long time ago. Now most people are bewildered by the art they see and read about; it seems incomprehensible, and/or offensive. The price and or fame of art seems to bear no relation to anything but its ability to seem novel and generate controversy; understanding art and art prices seem to be reserved for a tiny circle of insiders; very rich collectors, dealers, art critics, and, perhaps, some of the most famous artists based generally in New York or London.

If you’re interested in keeping up with the fashions of the art world, or learning about cutting edge work, Mariko Art is not for you. We’re not interested in irony, or art that primarily makes statements about art. If you’re interested in things like beauty, reason, and craftsmanship, we may have something to offer you.

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- 1 day ago

A box carved from wood & adorned with Islamic style calligraphy. This box was made in Bandung Java, a heavily Musli… https://t.co/I1rgJVyvJk
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- 4 days ago

This is the kind of painting that so beautifully combines traditional Balinese mythology with modern techniques. He… https://t.co/EvBF8GVHMA
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- 6 days ago

Another image from Bangkok's Grand Palace. How much time was spent building this? So much work! Just one of the man… https://t.co/9tsuoI8hfz
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- 8 days ago

The Grand Palace in the heart of Bangkok is one of the great sites to see in the world; and that's no secret, so it… https://t.co/Yj9hXNveXJ
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- 11 days ago

There's a great mall in Bangkok for art and antiques near the river, called River City. Not great bargains, but gr… https://t.co/IfkHC75Akq
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Our Latest Art Picks

By Tom Murosky

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