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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Japan Society

Little Boy

The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture

by MIDORI YASHIMOTO

Installation View of "Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture" - Left: works by Chiho Aoshima - Right: Fresh Gasoline (1988-89) by Noboru Tsubaki. Courtesy Japan Society

Bamboo planted in the lobby area of the Japan Society functions as a calming device enabling visitors to transition from the hustle-bustle of the city into the solemn and contemplative gallery upstairs. Takashi Murakami's "Little Boy" exhibition sets an ominous undertone at the very beginning, by placing a two-meter tall yellow egg form…

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