Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara

Nara (b. 1959, Aomori, Japan) is one of the leading artists of Japan’s influential Neo Pop movement and is best known for his depictions of simultaneously cute and devilish children and animals. Informed by elements of popular culture ranging from manga and anime to punk rock, Nara fuses Japanese visual traditions and Western Modernism to create adorable but menacing characters that possess a startling emotional intensity. In the fall of 2010, the Asia Society presented Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody’s Fool, the first major New York exhibition of his work, featuring more than one hundred works spanning from his early career in the 1980s to his most recent paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and large-scale installations. Nara joined Pace in 2011.

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, 2007. acrylic on canvas, 91 x 117 cm.
Cosmic Eyes, 2007. acrylic on canvas, 91 x 117 cm.
, 2007. acrylic on canvas, 117 x 91 cm.
Sprout Ambassador, 2007. acrylic on canvas, 117 x 91 cm.
, 1997. Acrylic on canvas, 47 1/8 x 43 1/8 in. (119.7 x 109.5 cm).
Sleepless Night Sitting, 1997. Acrylic on canvas, 47 1/8 x 43 1/8 in. (119.7 x 109.5 cm).
, 1999. acrylic on cotton, 120 x 110 cm.
Blue Sheep, 1999. acrylic on cotton, 120 x 110 cm.
, 2010. Japanese woodcut, Ukiyo-e style, 21-7/8" x 17-1/2" (55.6 cm x 44.4 cm), sheet21-7/8" x 17-1/2" (55.6 cm x 44.4 cm), image.
After the Acid Rain (Night Version), 2010. Japanese woodcut, Ukiyo-e style, 21-7/8" x 17-1/2" (55.6 cm x 44.4 cm), sheet21-7/8" x 17-1/2" (55.6 cm x 44.4 cm), image.
, 2001. acrylic, fabric, and wood, 186.7  x  67  x  113  cm.
Light My Fire, 2001. acrylic, fabric, and wood, 186.7  x  67  x  113  cm.
, 2001. acrylic on canvas, 228.6 x 181.6 cm.
Princess Snooze, 2001. acrylic on canvas, 228.6 x 181.6 cm.

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Cosmic Eyes , 2007. acrylic on canvas, 91 x 117 cm.