September 9th, see’s the start of Yoshitomo Nara retrospective at the Asia Society Museum. One of the most influential and internationally renowned Neo-Pop artists working today. The exhibition comprises 20 years’ worth of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and large-scale installations.
In conjunction with the major retrospective, this is the first comprehensive monograph on the work of art superstar Yoshitomo Nara. It assembles 20 years worth of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings that map the evolution of one of the most influential and internationally renowned artists working today. The book and exhibition will draw connections between Nara’s work and the sensibilities of youth subcultures worldwide, focusing on themes of alienation and rebellion, particularly in relation to rock and punk music, the inspiration and subject of many of Nara’s works. Featuring artworks that have never before been exhibited and playlists selected by the artist, this is the book Nara’s legion of devoted followers have been waiting for.