Yoshitomo Nara, ‘I’m not trying To Be Mean’, 1997, Phillips
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Yoshitomo Nara

Lot 113

I’m not trying To Be Mean, 1997

Acrylic on paper
19 4/5 × 14 3/10 in
50.2 × 36.2 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: HKD $600,000–HKD $800,000
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Signed and dated 'Nara [in Japanese] '97' lower right; further signed, titled and dated '"I'm not trying To Be Mean" Nara [in Japanese] '97' on the reverse
Yoshitomo Nara
Japanese, b. 1959
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Influenced by elements of popular culture such as anime, manga, Walt Disney cartoons, and punk rock, Yoshitomo Nara creates paintings, sculptures, and drawings of adorable-yet-sinister childlike characters. Painted with simple bold lines, primary colors, and set against empty backgrounds, these small children and …

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Yoshitomo Nara, ‘I’m not trying To Be Mean’, 1997, Phillips
Yoshitomo Nara, ‘I’m not trying To Be Mean’, 1997, Phillips
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About the work
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Signature
Signed and dated 'Nara [in Japanese] '97' lower right; further signed, titled and dated '"I'm not trying To Be Mean" Nara [in Japanese] '97' on the reverse
Yoshitomo Nara
Japanese, b. 1959
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Influenced by elements of popular culture such as anime, manga, Walt Disney cartoons, and punk …

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Influenced by elements of popular culture such as anime, manga, Walt Disney cartoons, and punk rock, Yoshitomo Nara creates paintings, sculptures, and drawings of adorable-yet-sinister childlike characters. Painted with simple bold lines, primary colors, and set against empty backgrounds, these small children and …

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Yoshitomo Nara

Lot 113

I’m not trying To Be Mean, 1997

Acrylic on paper
19 4/5 × 14 3/10 in
50.2 × 36.2 cm
Phillips
Estimated value: HKD $600,000–HKD $800,000
This work has a buyer's premium.
Starting bid
HKD $480,000
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