A Look Inside Yoshitomo Nara's Massive "For Better or Worse" Retrospective in Japan

Spanning three decades of artwork.

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Yoshitomo Nara currently has a major retrospective at the Toyota Municipal Museum of Art in Japan. Titled “For Better Or Worse,” the storied Japanese artist’s immense presentation is comprised of three decades of artwork, featuring both recent and archival works from as early as the 1980s. Nara’s signature character—a young girl with piercing eyes—is displayed on a plethora of paintings alongside emotionally gripping works that touch upon themes of hope, defiance, and sociopolitical issues relative to Japan.

The collection of artwork was “handpicked and collected around the globe,” reported Juxtapoz. “Based on personal emotions and experiences, Nara’s figurative works are poignant yet psychologically charged images of profound solitude he felt during his childhood in northern Japan. Peruse the gallery above and head over to museum’s official website to learn more. “For Better Or Worse” is currently on view up until September 24.

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
8 Chome-5-1 小坂本町
Toyota, Aichi Prefecture 471-0034
Japan

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