Welcome to chosei funahara’s site!

1973, Original Color, this film was shot before chosei turned twenty years old

chosei still has this Himalayan lynx fur coat; now it’s illegal to buy it.


Bowie’s poster,

Bowie was always chosei’s hero, chosei wore Kansai Yamamoto, who designed The Ziggy Stardust Tour costume,

This picture was taken in summer 1972, 18years old, I was the concert promoter and producer at Ashiya Civic Hall (Luna Hall), Ashiya, Hyogo, Japan, chosei bleached his hair and dyed orange and green, and 5″ platform London Boots. chosei met David Bowie in 1976 and chosei worked for Kansai Yamamoto and Bowie 1980


What is happening (upcoming)

Mickey Leigh New Music Video directed by Chosei.


Will be so much fun tho.



I also played the bass guitar and cameo appearance.



Coming soon!!!


Andy Warhol Interview magazine, January 1979 Issue (part 2)

Sad Day, On Monday morning, employees at Interview announced on Twitter that the magazine, founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has folded. According to the Observer, the publication is liquidating its assets through Chapter 7 bankruptcy. https://www.thecut.com/2018/05/interview-magazine-folded.html https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/may/21/andy-warhol-interview-magazine-closes My friend Michael Musto stated on his Facebook Page “I worked for them in the heyday, interviewing people …

Canon Scoopic M 16mm

Canon Scoopic M 16mm camera, I purchased in 1973, I haven’t used this camera much, because of this Canon lens’ color tendencies. Now I can work on the post-production processing and be able to manipulate the color saturation and the luma curve since digital got so easier than analog management. I am enjoying 1970’s technologies. …

chosei’s original website year 2000

Chosei produced or directed over 200 pictures, since 1968 This is chosei’s original website that created year 2,000 These are the screenshot from Tokyo Decadence NC17 one of the happy strangulation snuff scene Miho Nikaido is beautiful


Published on Jan 22, 2018

This is the earliest performance of this outrageous band a CBGBs in New York. They went on to world-renowned fame with Wendy O. Williams as the star performer who was to some extent responsible for grunge music and performance.

New York New Wave at P.S. 1, The Armory Show of the 80s

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 / 7 PM / Free

Howl Happening

6 E 1st St, New York, New York 10003

New York New Wave at P.S. 1, The Armory Show of the 80s
A Film by Paul Tschinkel with Text and Interviews by Marc H. Miller
Screening and Discussion with Tschinkel, Miller, and Curt Hoppe

In 1981, Diego Cortez organized New York/New Wave, a large exhibition at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, the legendary alternative art space in Long Island City. A hybrid of art, photography, music, and fashion, the exhibition captured the pulse of a new avant-garde art and music scene and, in retrospect, marked an important moment of generational change in the art world. Cortez pulled many of the exhibition’s nearly 100 artists from the fringes of the city’s exploding music and nightclub scene. Many of the artists in the P.S. 1 exhibition—Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat (then billed as “Samo”), Marcia Resnick, Robert Mapplethorpe, Futura 2000, Nan Goldin—have since become household names.

This video program, a part of Paul Tschinkel’s long-running educational art series ART/new york, now stands as the most complete record of a seminal exhibition that was widely reviewed at the time but did not have a catalog. Last summer, the tape was continuously screened as part of the PS1 exhibition A Bit of Matter: The MoMA PS1 Archives, 1976-2000, and last fall an edited excerpt of the tape was featured in the exhibition Basquiat: Boom for Real at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, England.

Along with installation footage of the exhibition and an informed narrative, the tape includes footage of the “no wave” music group DNA and interviews with painter Curt Hoppe (whose X-rated political cartoons from Screw magazine were exhibition highlights) and curator Cortez (who describes the show as a “sociology of elements that make up a scene”). Following the screening at Howl!, Paul Tschinkel, Marc H. Miller, Curt Hoppe, and others who participated in New York/New Wave will discuss the exhibition and video.