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"Sleepless Night Sitting" (2007) is an iconic sculpture in the round by famous Japanese Contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara (Japan, b. 1959). This work is signed, from an edition of 300, and measures 11 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 6 1/2 being in untouched, flawless condition. "Sleepless Night Sitting" is accompanied by the original wood crate and publishers numbered shipping box as issued. Within the crate you will find the artists hand signed wooden certificate of authenticity, wood bench and white handling gloves used for placement.
n ink on artists wooden certificate of authenticity. This work comes in the original wood and foam crate along with publishers numbered shipping box as issued. Sleepless Night Sitting,2007
color on polystone,size w.15×h.30×d.16(cm)
singed and numbered 106/300, published by Koyama Tomio Gallery,Tokyo.

The head color is slightly fading.
Condition is excellent excepting this problem.
Do you have the original wooden box and certificate of authenticity? Please advise.
Reserve: $12000 Estimate $14-18000 USD

Yoshitomo Nara first came to the forefront of the art world during Japan’s Pop art movement in the 1990s. The subject matter of his sculptures and paintings is deceptively simple: most works depict one seemingly innocuous subject (often pastel-hued children and animals drawn with confident, cartoonish lines) with little or no background. But these children, who appear at first to be cute and even vulnerable, sometimes brandish weapons like knives and saws. Their wide eyes often hold accusatory looks that could be sleepy-eyed irritation at being awoken from a nap—or that could be undiluted expressions of hate.The artist views children are metaphors for a world marked with confusion and helplessness towards an unknowable future. In much of his work, he is also commenting on the psychological repercussions World War II on Japanese society.
Select Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego, CA)
Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX)
How2work, Hong Kong

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Provenance:
  • The Publisher. Present Collection: U.S.
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.75 x 5.5 x 6.5 in. (29.84 x 13.97 x 16.51 cm.)
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