Art Review: “Bob Richardson” and “Terry Richardson”


It’s been more than a decade since son usurped father in fame and influence, the raw porno-chic style he crafted now a fashion industry standard. But don’t expect Terry Richardson’s erotic work at his show LaForet Museum Harajuku ( There’s certainly plenty of skin, to be sure, but it’s mostly of actor/daredevil Johnny Knoxville and the professional boneheads of MTV reality show Jackass. Richardson documents them in sickeningly vivid colors as they suck down cheap booze, wag their dicks, take hits of nitrous oxide and puke from the overload.

Terry is right there with them, naked and mugging for his own camera, his penis stuffed in a sock. While I’m a big fan of exhibition cosponsor VICE magazine, the younger Richardson’s work, “Terry Richardson X Jackass” gave me a new understanding of the phrase “wasted talent.”

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

"Bob Richardson" and "Terry Richardson" | The Japan Times Online

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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