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Yoshitomo Nara

Life is Only One Plates (set of three), 2015

Transfer print on porcelain
6 5/8 in
16.8 cm
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Produced by HOW2WORK, Hong Kong, on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Asia Society Hong …

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Produced by HOW2WORK, Hong Kong, on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, "Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara," March 6-July 26, 2015.

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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 animals often share the canvas with text, knives, plants, and cardboard boxes, among other recurring elements. As one of the fathers and central figures of the Japanese neo-Pop movement, Nara’s work expresses the struggle to find an identity fractured by war, rapid modernization, and an omnipresent visual culture. Nara’s sculptures, made primarily from fiberglass, and his drawings on postcards, envelopes, and scraps of paper, further this exploration using the same elegance of line and simple palette as his paintings.

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Produced by HOW2WORK, Hong Kong, on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Asia Society Hong …

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Produced by HOW2WORK, Hong Kong, on the occasion of the exhibition held at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, "Life is Only One: Yoshitomo Nara," March 6-July 26, 2015.

Signature
Stamped to the underside
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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 animals often share the canvas with text, knives, plants, and cardboard boxes, among other recurring elements. As one of the fathers and central figures of the Japanese neo-Pop movement, Nara’s work expresses the struggle to find an identity fractured by war, rapid modernization, and an omnipresent visual culture. Nara’s sculptures, made primarily from fiberglass, and his drawings on postcards, envelopes, and scraps of paper, further this exploration using the same elegance of line and simple palette as his paintings.

Yoshitomo Nara

Life is Only One Plates (set of three), 2015

Transfer print on porcelain
6 5/8 in
16.8 cm
Bidding closed
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