Los Angeles County Museum of Art to present “Yoshitomo Nara” exhibition, April 5 – August 2, 2020

Yoshitomo Nara “Girl from North Country”

Los Angeles County Museum of Art recently announces “Yoshitomo Nara” exhibition will be held from April 5 through August 2, 2020 at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum in the LACMA campus.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Yoshitomo Nara
April 5- August 2, 2020

BCAM (The Broad Contemporary Art Museum), Level 2
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Yoshitomo Nara is among the most beloved Japanese artists of his generation.

His widely recognizable portraits of menacing figures reflect the artist’s raw encounters with his inner self.

A peripatetic traveler, Nara’s oeuvre takes inspiration from a wide range of resources—memories of his childhood, music, literature, studying and living in Germany (1988–2000), exploring his roots in Japan, Sakhalin, and Asia, and modern art from Europe and Japan.

Spanning over 30 years from 1987 to 2020, Yoshitomo Nara views the artist’s work through the lens of his longtime passion—music.

Featuring album covers Nara began collecting as an adolescent, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, an installation that recreates his drawing studio, and never-before-exhibited idea sketches that reflect the artist’s empathic eye, this exhibition shines a light on Nara’s conceptual process.

One of the main highlights will be Miss Forest, a 26-foot outdoor painted bronze sculpture that will grace Wilshire Boulevard.

“Yoshitomo Nara” exhibition: Mika Yoshitake, Guest curator

This exhibition is organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Major support is provided by Mr. Zoltan & Mrs. Tamara Varga, London; Andrew Xue, Singapore; Blum & Poe; and Pace Gallery.

Generous support is provided by Sally and Ralph Tawil and the Japan Foundation.