Yoshitomo Nara began painting rebellious girls in the 1990s, drawing inspiration from Japanese mangacartoons, Disney films, and punk rock music to imbue his characters with a mixture of innocence and defiance. The girls in Nara’s portraits can often be found playing with weapons, smoking cigarettes, or dreaming in …

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This skateboard features a reproduction of the artwork "Solid Fist" (2017) by Japanese painter, sculptor and draughtsman Yoshitomo Nara. It comes ready to hang with hardware and in a custom MoMA box.

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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.

High auction record
HK$195.7m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Yoshitomo Nara: After all I'm cosmic dustPace Gallery
2018
yoshitomo nara: all things must pass, but nothing is lost / precious days around me, sometimes farther along, sometimes under my feetPace/MacGill Gallery
2015
Life is Only One: Yoshitomo NaraAsia Society Hong Kong
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Solid Fist Skateboard Deck, 2016

7-ply Canadian Maplewood with screen-print
31 × 8 × 2 in
78.7 × 20.3 × 5.1 cm
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Yoshitomo Nara began painting rebellious girls in the 1990s, drawing inspiration from Japanese …

AE
Artware Editions

This skateboard features a reproduction of the artwork "Solid Fist" (2017) by Japanese …

Medium
Condition
Brand new and in original packaging
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included

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.

High auction record
HK$195.7m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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