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Another Side of Patronage

BY Stephen Cheng

Illustration by Eric Chow

A few nights after ArtAsiaPacific suggested that I contribute to its series on arts patronage, I found myself in Tokyo attending a memorial concert for the late Hideo Ikeezumi—a curator, organizer and shop proprietor with whom I had been developing several projects before he passed away. Ikeezumi was the owner of a tiny CD store called Modern Music and the founder of PSF, a record label whose releases changed many lives, including my own. Ikeezumi’s legacy is far from the mainstream…

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