Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool (A Retrospective)September 9, 2010 at 10:48 am | Posted in contemporary art | Leave a comment
Tags: asia society, contemporary art, dan penn, japanese artist, soul music, southern soul, yoshitomo nara
My goodness gracious, there is a retrospective of one of my most beloved contemporary artists, Yoshitomo Nara, at the Asia Society in NYC. If you aren’t familar with Nara’s work, he is a Japanese artist most known for drawing wide-eyed pouting girls or cartoon-ish dogs that appear to be deep in thought. The exhibition will emphasize the relationship of Nara’s art to rock and punk music, which has been a source of inspiration and reference point in his work. The exhibition’s title “Nobody’s Fool” refers to the title track of a Southern soul album by Dan Penn from 1973 (I’d love to hear the song).
In additon to the works on paper and canvas, there are two large outdoor sculptures on Park Avenue near the entrances to the Asia Society and Park Avenue Armory. Those are on display through November.
To add bonus to the show, a gorgeous book from the retrospective is available. I’d love to own a copy.
The show begins today through January 2, 2011. I’m definitely going up to NY to see the show. Let me know if you are too!