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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Pace Gallery

Yoshitomo Nara

YOSHITOMO NARASetsuko the Cat2012, 

Bronze, sculpture: 149.2 x 132.1 x 128.3 cm, base: 25.4 x 139.7 x 139.7 cm. 

Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, New York.

Yoshitomo Nara, known for his cartoon-paintings of devilish girls, has made a career of his low-art, punk-rock and intentionally naive aesthetic. No wonder it was so hard to swallow the way he turned his antiestablishment formula into a new body of labored, portrait-gallery paintings and larger-than-life bronze busts for his recent show at New York’s…

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