arts 09.23.10

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool
at Asia Society Museum
(Sponsored Email)

Asia Society Museum devotes its entire museum space to a major exhibition of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, one of the most influential Neo Pop artists working today. Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool features more than one hundred works including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and installations—many of which have never been exhibited in the United States—and emphasizes the relationship of Nara's art to music, which has been an ongoing source of inspiration and prevailing reference point in his work.

The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated 272-page hardcover catalogue with a slipcase. Published by Asia Society Museum in association with Abrams,Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool is the first comprehensive monograph on Nara's work and focuses on themes of alienation and rebellion particularly in relation to rock and punk music. Featuring 20 years of paintings, sculptures and drawings, an extensive interview with Nara, and translations of his Japanese blog, this is the book Nara's legion of devoted followers have been waiting for. Available at and wherever books are sold.

The exhibition is on view through January 2, 2011.

Share the Nara experience online:
Twitter: #YoshitomoNara
Flickr: YoshitomoNara

Buy Asia Society Museum's Yoshitomo Nara iPhone app and view image slideshows, learn more about his favorite music, read a selection of his quotes and receive updates on Nara events. The app's icon was specially designed by Nara.

Related Programs

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ExploreAsia Family Workshop
Rock On!
Sunday, September 26, 3:00 pm

Video Game Special Preview
Capcom® Sengoku Basara™ Samurai Heroes
Saturday, October 9, 6:00 pm

Artist Talk and Book Launch
Hiroshi Sugimoto in Conversation with Melissa Chiu
Thursday, October 14, 6:30 pm
Asian Art Now book launch follows

Special Event
Cosplay Competition
Friday, October 15, 7:00 pm

Critical support for Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool comes from our lead sponsor for this project, The W.L.S. Spencer Foundation. Major support provided by Mori Building Co., Ltd., and by Alex Appel in honor of her mother, Carol Appel. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.


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