On June 23, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced that the current exhibition Yoshitomo Nara has been extended to January 2, 2022.
Yoshitomo Nara is the first international retrospective of artist Yoshitomo Nara (b.1959). The exhibition was originally planned to hold from April 5—August 2, 2020. But due to COVID-19 pandemic, Yoshitomo Nara was opened on April 1, 2021, and scheduled to close on July 5, 2021.
Yoshitomo Nara exhibition is held at the Broad Contemporary Art Museum (BCAM), level 2 in the LACMA campus.
The exhibition surveys more than 30 years of the artist’s work—from 1984 to 2020—through the lens of his longtime passion to music. Known for his portraits, Nara’s subjects are vaguely ominous-looking characters with penetrating gazes that occasionally wield objects just as knives or cigarettes, as well as heads and figures that float in dreamy landscapes.
Nara’s oeuvre reflects the artist’s raw encounters with his inner self, taking inspiration from memories of his childhood; music; literature; studying and living in Germany (1988–2000); exploring his roots in Asia; and modern art from Europe and Japan.
Yoshitomo Nara comprises more than 100 major works, including paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, an installation that recreates his drawing studio, and never-before-exhibited idea sketches that reflect the artist’s empathic eye.
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