Sleeping Dogs & Dream Girls: Yoshitomo Nara

Sleeping Dogs & Dream Girls: Yoshitomo Nara

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Tess Wilson
Sep 29, 2010

The Asia Society is hosting Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, the "first major New York exhibition" of Nara's work and, according to The New York Times, "an arresting retrospective of the artist's two-decade career", and I wish so badly that I could be there! For those of us way out west, I thought it would be fun to see how people incorporate Nara's paintings, sculptures and toys into their homes.

  • Tonya and Mike Sutfin created a little sleepy vignette on their bookshelf, featuring a Campus Cutie, Audrey Hepburn, and Nara's Pup Cup.
  • A "Too Young To Die" ashtray rests innocently on Ken Raboy's bookshelf in Ken's Mixed Media Dream House.
  • The
    is the perfect backdrop for a small Nara painting.
  • Dreaming Nara girls bring peace to a bedroom.
  • Finally, there's Yoshitomo Nara's own bedroom, recreated as part of an installation he did at the Hayward Gallery in 2009. Fascinating!

The Asia Society is hosting Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool through Jan. 2, 2011.

Asia Society | 725 Park Avenue New York, New York 10021

For a glimpse at more of Nara's work see The Moment | Sugar and Vice.

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