Little Big Show

April 08, 2005


Last night we braved the throngs of socialites, art-opening regulars and BAPE-clad septugenarians (ok, maybe dude was only 50 but he still had patent leather sneakers on) to check out the launch of the Little Boy exhibit at NYC's Japan Society.

Featuring work by Takashi Murakami, Yoshimoto Nara and more, it was genuinely bugged out to see both the scale of some of this stuff - ginormous warped anime statues, floor-to-ceiling paintings of Godzilla's circulatory system - as well as the sheer diversity of artists in the exhibit. Everything from massive Hello Kitty collections to surrealist watercolor nudes combined for a sensory overload emphasized by the constant chi-chinging of pachinko machines. As an added bonus, there was a performance by the psych-influenced indie pop of Japan's Kicell, who played songs personally selected by Murakami for the exhibit.

The exhibit is up thru July 24th, do yourself a favor and check it out.

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