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Visitors to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art have two weeks left to view “The Obama Portraits Tour” and “Yoshitomo Nara,” which both close on Jan. 2.
Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of Michelle Obama have been touring the country since their unveiling in 2018.
“The Obama Portraits Tour” is visiting the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, LACMA, High Art Museum and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
In addition to the artworks, the LACMA presentation of “The Obama Portraits Tour” features teacher workshops and curatorial tours, and a is paired with the LACMA exhibition “Black American Portraits,” which will remain open through April 17.
Yoshitomo Nara is among the most beloved Japanese artists of his generation. His widely recognizable portraits of menacing figures reflect the artist’s raw encounters with his inner self.
A peripatetic traveler, Nara’s oeuvre takes inspiration from a wide range of resources, including memories of his childhood, music, literature, studying and living in Germany, exploring his roots in Japan, Sakhalin and Asia, and modern art from Europe and Japan.
Spanning more than 30 years of work, “Yoshitomo Nara” views the artist’s pieces through the lens of his longtime passion – music. Featuring album covers Nara began collecting as an adolescent, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, an installation that recreates his drawing studio and never-before-exhibited idea sketches that reflect the artist’s empathic eye, the exhibition shines a light on Nara’s conceptual process.
One of the main highlights is “Miss Forest,” a 26-foot outdoor painted bronze sculpture along Wilshire Boulevard. The main display is on the second level of the Broad Contemporary Art Museum. For information visit, lacma.org
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