Kowa Kawaii

21 Dec

If you’re able, go see the Yoshitomo Nara exhibit at the Asia Society before it closes on January 2. Nara is a culty neo-pop artist from Japan, whose work exemplifies the Japanese concept of kowa kawaii, or “creepy cuteness”. The show is a retrospective of his entire career, from the 1980’s to today. Many of his images are well-known so I was especially interested to see some of his pen-on-paper drawings and sketches.

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One Response to “Kowa Kawaii”

  1. Haugede December 22, 2010 at 11:38 am #

    I love Yoshitomo Nara! Kawaiiiii!

    Q Senior

    Psssst!!! Sarah Hey hey, this blog makes me hungry!

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