Ja­panese pop artist cu­rates Tokyo ex­hi­bi­tion

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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.

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