Japanese pop artist curates Tokyo exhibition
Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese pop artist known for paintings of surreal children with bulging eyes and oddly-shaped heads, who also bear weapons. He has curated an exhibition of about 60 works from Japan’s National Museum of Modern Art collection. The pieces he selected focus on people and scenery, predominantly from the 1910s to 1950s. The museum also hosts an exhibition until August 7 dedicated to the poet Gozo Yoshimasu. Modern Landscape: For the Pleasure of People and
Scenery runs in Tokyo until November 13. For more information visit www.momat.go.jp.