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Yoshimoto Nara Exhibit

  • Sunday, April 05, 2020
  • Sunday, August 23, 2020


April 5 - August 23, 2020

11:00am - 5:00pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Closed on Wednesdays

11:00am - 8:00pm Fridays

10:00am - 7:00pm Saturdays and Sundays

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
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.

For more information, please visit LACMA

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