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This work is a collaboration between Yoshitomo NARA and Hiroshi Sugito. The piece is framed and in excellent condition with very nice, bright colors.

Japanese contemporary artist Yoshitomo Nara (b.1959 in Hirosaki) has earned national and international fame with his distinctive style that draws on both classical Japanese woodcuts and pulp/pop comics. Using children as metaphors for the decline of society, Nara expresses contemporary concerns towards an unknown future through images of wide-eyed kids posed in adult situations. Nara earned his BFA in 1985 and MFA in 1987 from the Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Nagakute Aichi, Japan Nara’s work has been extensively exhibited throughout Japan, Europe, and the United States and was celebrated in a mid-career Retrospective at Japan’s Yokohama Museum of Art in 2001, which additionally held a solo show of his work in 2012. His work has also been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Asia Society and Museum, New York, NY (2011); Pace Prints, New York, NY (2010); Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2010); Galerie Zink, Munich, Germany (2008); Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (2008); and Museum voor Actuele Kunst, The Hague, Scheveningen, Netherlands (2007).

Selected Public Collections:
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Burger Collection, Berlin, Germany
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium

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Provenance:
  • Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2007
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.1 in. (29.46 x 23.11 cm.)
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