Pace Gallery is currently hosting its first exhibition of Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara, who joined the gallery in 2011. The exhibition features new paintings, bronze sculptures and works on paper.
I liked his paintings more than the large bronze sculptures. Here are couple of my favorites from Friday night’s opening reception.
This one really resonated with me, as I’m sure it does for many people.
I like this one as well because the girl could be dead or she could be just sleeping. Probably sleeping.
The Yoshitomo Nara Exhibit will run through Jun 29th, 2013 at Pace Gallery, Located at 534 West 25th Street, NYC in the Chelsea Gallery District. Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Shown: Walter Dymond, groundskeeper of Harold Lloyd’s estate, Greenacres, with the Lloyd Christmas tree. Dymond was responsible for the construction of the Christmas tree from two trees (wiring the branches of one into the other), and placed the ornaments where Mr Lloyd directed. Harold and his wife Mildred decorated it every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, and collected thousands of ornaments for it from all over the world. It was 20 feet tall, 9 feet wide and almost 30 feet around. The tree was fire-proofed and remained up all year. – (1972)
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Last night they lit the tree and put up the awesome Amercian Flag lights on the front of the Exchange. It looks really beautiful and almost makes you forget that your 401K has been virtually decimated.
If I’m walking down the street and I see someone selling cut Christmas trees on the sidewalk, I always make sure to walk by – even if it means I have to cross to the other side of the street – because those trees, they smell so good. Nothing says Christmas to me quite like the smell of a fresh cut tree!