Nara's seventh exhibition with Blum & Poe, the guys largely responsible for bringing the artist to such fame, will be more of a retrospective than a show-y blockbuster, but is still one of the most anticipated openings of 2014. Regardless, there will be some wow pieces.
The exhibition will include a selection of new paintings, a series of large-scale bronze sculptures, and a survey of approximately two hundred drawings made over the last thirty years. One of the sculptures, a water fountain of teacups, will appear to be crying.
In conjunction with the drawing survey, Blum & Poe will publish a catalogue with approximately 200 images and a bilingual essay by Masue Kato, professor at Rikkyo University, Tokyo.
Tip: The gallery is open from 12 to 6PM everyday, which includes days they have openings. Avoid the masses and visit earlier. Then walk fifteen foot north to see Josh Reame's #PAINTINGS, which opened last week.