Yoshimoto Nara "New Editions"

Pace Prints Gallery

poster for Yoshimoto Nara "New Editions"

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Pace Prints first Yoshitomo Nara exhibition will feature Ukiyo-e style woodcuts that were printed recently at the Pace Editions Workshop by the master printer, Yasu Shibata.

Nara’s images reference a world inhabited by children and animals, often brandishing weapons, frequently irritated and angry, but also vulnerable and sad. Nara’s iconography exhibits the significant influence of Japanese Manga and Anime, as well as punk rock and pop music.

Two additional images were created by Nara and also translated by Shabata into Ukiyo-e style woodcuts. "After the Acid Rain (Day Version)" was commissioned by the Asia Society and co-published with Pace Editions Inc. and will be exhibited along with a companion print, "After the Acid Rain (Night Version") in which twenty-four blocks were used to create a print of thirty-one colors.

A selection of the actual woodblocks will be displayed in the exhibition to illustrate the printmaking process that was used to create these editions.

[Image: Yoshitomo Nara "Walk On" (2010) Ukiyo-e style woodcut 16.5 x 11.5 in.]



from October 27, 2010 to December 04, 2010

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