Some exciting news for Yoshitomo Nara fans out there yesterday as the NY Times announced that on August 9th, a pair of 12-foot-high fiberglass Nara dogs will be placed on the Upper East Side (one across from the entrance to the Asia Society at 725 Park Avenue, at 70th Street, and the other at 67th Street and Park Avenue just in front of the Park Avenue Armory)
The Asia Society will be hosting a major retrospective with the famous Japanese pop artist entitled “Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool,” starting September 9th and ending on Jan 2nd featuring more than 50 works and installations. As if that was not enough, before the exhibition opens, the artist will be working on a reproduction of his studio with design firm graf/YNG inside the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory – all open to the public from August 23 – 27. You can get an idea of what to expect from these collaborative art structures by looking at some previous coverage from The Baltic, Blum & Poe, Art Basel Switzerland ’09, and Art HK ’10.
New York, get ready to get your Nara on. Let’s just hope he won’t be arrested like the last time he was in NY. We’ll definitely have more to follow for you as the action begins…
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