Yoshitomo Nara, ‘PupCup’, 2004, Artware Editions
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Yoshitomo Nara

PupCup, 2004

Injection molded and rotomolded plastic
9 1/2 × 8 × 8 in
24.1 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
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About the work

A smiling white puppy dog with a bright red nose and sleepy eyes is among Yoshitomo Nara’s most …

Artware Editions

The charming PupCup whirls, twirls and spins about to the delight of all it passes. Combining the …

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Brand new; original packaging
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Manufacturer
Cereal Art
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, ‘PupCup’, 2004, Artware Editions
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A smiling white puppy dog with a bright red nose and sleepy eyes is among Yoshitomo Nara’s most beloved characters, appearing in his outdoor sculptures, limited edition prints, and design objects across the world. In 2008, Nara released a children’s book, The Lonesome Puppy, to tell the story behind the adorable …

Artware Editions

The charming PupCup whirls, twirls and spins about to the delight of all it passes. Combining the iconic images of Yoshitomo Nara's Lonesome Puppy (Dog From Your Childhood) and The Cup Kids, the PupCup's head and body rotate in opposites directions creating a remarkable kinetic object. Requires two AA …

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Brand new; original packaging
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Cereal Art
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

PupCup, 2004

Injection molded and rotomolded plastic
9 1/2 × 8 × 8 in
24.1 × 20.3 × 20.3 cm
This is an editioned multiple.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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