Contact: Elaine Merguerian, 212.327.9271, [email protected]
Asia Society Presents Work by Japanese Artist Yoshitomo Nara
Exhibition: Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool - September 9, 2010 through January 2, 2011 at Asia Society Museum, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York.
Exhibition Media Preview: September 8, 10 a.m. to Noon
Open Studio: Yoshitomo Nara + YNG in association with Park Avenue Armory -- August 23-27, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue, New York.
This fall, Asia Society devotes its entire museum space to a major exhibition of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, one of the most influential Neo Pop artists working today. More than one hundred works including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and installation works—created over the last two decades and many of which have never been exhibited in the United States—will emphasize the relationship of Nara's art to rock and punk music, an ongoing source of inspiration and prevailing reference point in his work.
Image, above: Pyromaniac Day and Pyromaniac Dead of Night, 1999. Acrylic on canvas. Each H. 47 1/4 x W. 43 5/16 in. (120 x 110 cm). Collection of Lyor Cohen.
The full press release is attached below—available in English and Japanese.
And for more, visit the exhibition site.