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Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition – Blum and Poe 3/1/14

Culver City – Yoshitomo Nara’s perhaps 7th or 8th exhibition is an fantastic journey through his career. Giant bronze sculptures show some of his latest art projects. They’re huge, but at the same time, there are plenty of new paintings which are becoming more refined than ever. Nara’s characters eyes are deeper and rich. His new works also include “billboards” which are giant versions of his drawings set up on crate-like pieces of wood. I especially enjoyed seeing the collage of pencil drawings which are also affixed on crates. Upstairs, it’s 30 years of drawings and plenty of them, from 1984 – 2014 with a time line narrative of where he was or what events were happening. You can see...

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Yoshitomo Nara Exhibition – Blum and Poe 3/1/14

Culver City – Yoshitomo Nara’s perhaps 7th or 8th exhibition is an fantastic journey through his career. Giant bronze sculptures show some of his latest art projects. They’re huge, but at the same time, there are plenty of new paintings which are becoming more refined than ever. Nara’s characters eyes are deeper and rich. His new works also include “billboards” which are giant versions of his drawings set up on crate-like pieces of wood. I especially enjoyed seeing the collage of pencil drawings which are also affixed on crates. Upstairs, it’s 30 years of drawings and plenty of them, from 1984 – 2014 with a time line narrative of where he was or what events were happening. You can see...

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Yoshitomo Nara at Blum and Poe

  Mr Yoshitomo Nara is having an exhibition at Blum and Poe this weekend in Culver City. I was limited as to what I could photograph since installs were still going on. 30 years of drawings, giant sculptures (really huge), giant paintings (of course), and new and different types of works on “billboards”. I met Nara in 2000 or 2001 and although it’s been a bit, he’s the same guy. He said something like, “it felt like yesterday” when we met, but for me, it seemed like ages ago. I wonder what that means. Below: we’re at GR2 and below that, he’s polishing a piece.  

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Yoshitomo Nara at Blum and Poe

  Mr Yoshitomo Nara is having an exhibition at Blum and Poe this weekend in Culver City. I was limited as to what I could photograph since installs were still going on. 30 years of drawings, giant sculptures (really huge), giant paintings (of course), and new and different types of works on “billboards”. I met Nara in 2000 or 2001 and although it’s been a bit, he’s the same guy. He said something like, “it felt like yesterday” when we met, but for me, it seemed like ages ago. I wonder what that means. Below: we’re at GR2 and below that, he’s polishing a piece.  

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