Over the weekend, New York was gifted two new sculptural installations from Yoshitomo Nara, placed in conjunction with his retrospective at the Asia Society, set to open on September 9th. The pair of 12-foot-high fiberglass dogs are on the Upper East Side (one across from the entrance to the Asia Society and the other just in front of the Park Avenue Armory) and will stand guard throughout the exhibition set to run until the beginning of next year. For those who can’t make it to the show, you can still get a piece of the action in our Nara giveaway here.

For what to expect from this exhibition, take a look at our pics of the installation that went on in the Park Avenue Armory, and also take a look at a nice summary from the Asia Society here. For those interested in the install process of these Nara statues, take a look here.¬† Also, check out more pics (via 16 Miles of String) of these completed statues after the jump…

Photos via 16 Miles of String.
Discuss Yoshitomo Nara here. Discuss this exhibition here.