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.
- 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.