From To
Find an Event
  • yoshida eating etiquette

Of, To, and From Ray Yoshida

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

118 & 128 N. Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19102
  • Saturday April 7th 2012 at 12:00am to Sunday July 8th 2012 at 12:00am

Ray Yoshida (1930-2009) had a profound effect on two generations of artists in and beyond Chicago. His dazzling comics-inspired imagery no less than his eclectic taste as a collector provided inspiration for artists ranging from Jim Nutt to Chris Ware. Born in Hawaii but based for most of his life in Chicago, Yoshida studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1950-54 and then taught there from 1959 through 2005. A visionary teacher, Yoshida put his ideas into practice through a series of groundbreaking collages he started in 1968 called “comic book specimens.” In these works Yoshida perversely mined image types from comics, arranging endless, irregular rows of uniformed torsos discreetly missing limbs and heads, or with those appendages replaced by phantom hands and feet or outsized arms. This work fed into his paintings and the resulting transformations evolved into a startling new vocabulary of the body and its vibrant surroundings.

No ticket information is available for this event.

If you sign up for Funsavers, we will not share or sell your email address with anyone, in keeping with our User Agreement & Privacy Policy. Funsavers is administered by a non-profit organization, the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, and all proceeds directly benefit the cultural community.



More Info