Waiting for Yokoo

Friedman Benda scores the first US gallery exhibition of the Japanese artist’s work.

poster for Tadanori Yokoo Exhibition

Tadanori Yokoo Exhibition

at Friedman Benda
in the Chelsea 26th area
This event has ended - (2008-09-10 - 2008-10-18)

In Photo Reports by Matt Schlecht 2008-09-12 print

The legendary Tadanori Yokoo finally had a US gallery debut last Thursday night. There was a buzz in the room as the crowd waited for the artist to appear. NYAB moved on before he showed, but the exhibition, curated by Eric Shiner, continues until October 18, 2008.

The artist's collection of postcards, all featuring waterfalls.
photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

Apparently the room was built specifically for the postcard collection.
photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

Don't mess with the Yokoo.
photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

A future art collector appraises the scene.
photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

Yokoo's take on the traditional bath house painting.
photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

photo © 2008 Teri Duerr

Matt Schlecht

Matt Schlecht. Matt is an editor and writer based in Brooklyn. He is also Co-Director of Horse+Dragon NYC, an organization that provides editorial, publicity and design services for artists and nonprofits. » See other writings

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