The Tender Pervert

NYAB was at the opening of Japanese photographer Yasumasa Yonehara’s “Tokyo Amour” exhibition at Barry Friedman Ltd.

poster for Yonehara Yasumasa Exhibition

Yonehara Yasumasa Exhibition

at Barry Friedman Ltd.
in the Chelsea 26th area
This event has ended - (2008-10-23 - 2008-12-20)

In Photo Reports by Kosuke Fujitaka 2008-10-31 print

Yasumasa Yonehara started his career as a freelance editor. Working for magazines, he began to take photos of models during breaks from the “real” shoots, using a Cheki camera to achieve a smaller-sized instant photo format. In Japan, his work is often compared to Terry Richardson’s; but Yonehara’s photos are cute while Terry’s are wild, perhaps reflecting the Japanese streets. This is Yonehara’s first solo exhibition in NY.

The space is divided by a big red curtain. What is behind the curtain?

How about peeping a bit behind the curtain?

A photo collage-like piece.

Lots of Yonehara's young friends at the opening.

Yonehara talking with visitors, with gallerist Barry Friedman in back.

Yasumasa Yonehara.

Kosuke Fujitaka

Kosuke Fujitaka. Born in Osaka, 1978. Graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo. He wrestled with Excel and Power Point in the Sony Ericsson R&D, cost control and marketing departments for three years before launching Tokyo Art Beat with Paul Baron and Olivier Thereaux in 2004. In 2008, he moved back to NYC, where a decade ago he had come across many important life elements, and has now launched New York Art Beat. Kosuke is also a co-founder of 101 Tokyo, a young international art fair in Tokyo happening every April. He thinks that art leveraged by IT, wine and beer can make the world a better place. Personal page as art guide (Only in Japanese) » See other writings


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