Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York The Seibu Department Store, Japan Acquired by the present owner from the above
Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works 1984-2010, Volume I, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 2011, p.217, cat. no. P-2009-009 (illustrated in colour)
“I express in paintings and sculptures what I cannot with words. One thing that can be said about all of my works is, that even if they look sad in appearance, the artist is creating them with positive emotions.”
This work is in very good condition overall. Evidence of very minor wear in handling along edges of the canvas. Thinly painted areas are observed, scarcely scattered throughout which are inherent to artist's chosen method of execution. No apparent condition issue observed when examined under ultraviolet light. Framed. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."