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June 3, 2023 - May 19, 2024

Venue: Nakamura Keith Haring Collection Room of Freedom

●About the exhibition

In this exhibition, we proudly introduce the art collection Patricia Field has gathered over half a century, boasting an illustrious career as a costume designer and stylist, including Emmy Award wins and Academy Award nominations.


Patricia Field Store at 10 East 8th Street, NYC 1986, Photo by ©︎Tina Paul

Born and raised in New York, Patricia Field opened her first boutique, "THE PANTS PUB, LTD.," at 24 years old. The boutique eventually transformed into the eponymous "Patricia Field" and, as it moved throughout the East Village, formed a community known as the "House of Field." The term "house" has been used since the 1970s in the New York underground scene, particularly among Black and Latino LGBTQ+ communities, as a term representing a chosen family that lives and supports each other beyond conventional frameworks. Today, the "House of Field" still comprises staff, designers, artists, and beauty professionals affiliated with Patricia Field's boutique, as well as people who admire her, maintaining its presence as a vital element of the boutique's legacy.

A distinctive feature of the boutique was the vibrant art that adorned the entire space, from walls and display windows to dressing room doors. Field, a maternal figure within the House, supported artists by purchasing and displaying their work, and in turn, artists gifted her with portraits as a token of their admiration and affection.

The beloved boutique "Patricia Field" closed its doors in spring 2016, and approximately 190 major pieces from the art collection were acquired by the Nakamura Keith Haring Collection. These works candidly portray human desires, converting them into positive energy with an exaggerated touch and questioning what it means to live authentically. The glittery artworks and glamorous attire of those surrounding Field serve as armor to protect themselves from the dark side of humanity brought on by social structures. Those who wear this fierce armor are individuals who, despite being vulnerable to an unjust society, continue to resist falling victim to systemic mistreatment and othering.

Patricia Field

Born in New York, Patricia Field is best known as the costume designer and stylist for iconic productions such as "The Devil Wears Prada," "Sex and the City," and "Emily in Paris." After studying philosophy and political science at New York University, she opened her first boutique near Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village in 1966. In 2016, she closed the beloved boutique and launched the brand "Patricia Field ARTFashion" with the concept of "wearable art." Since then, she has continued to have a significant impact not only on fashion but also on popular culture.

Patricia Field at Paris DuPree Ball at Trax, NYC 3/12/89 photo by ©Tina Paul 1989 All Rights Reserved

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Paul Chelstad

Mural for Pat Field's fashion show in 1988




Portrait of Patricia Field


​​Artie Hach

Imagination Calling Mirrors for You



Cut Out Girl


Richard Alvarez




The House of Field
June 3, 2023 - May 19, 2024

Venue: Nakamura Keith Haring Collection Room of Freedom

Organized by Nakamura Keith Haring Collection

Supported by U.S. Embassy, Tokyo

Special Thanks to Patricia Field ARTFashion

Open every day

*Closed during installation

9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Last admission 4:30 pm)


Admission fee: Adult ¥1,500 / Student (Over 16 Years Old) ¥800 / Visitors with disabilities ¥600 / Under 15 Years Old Free

*Please show your ID for a discount.

Address: 10249-7 Kobuchizawa, Hokuto, Yamanashi 408-0044

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