This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles Acquired from above by the present owner
Yoshitomo Nara, Yoshitomo Nara: Ceramic Works, Tokyo 2010, p. 76, illustrated in color Yoshitomo Nara, Ed., Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs, Vol. 1, Tokyo 2011, cat. no. C-2007-018, p. 295, illustrated in color
"I couldn’t make pictures on a blank canvas, but I found I could confront a mass of clay...I wouldn’t think about it with my mind. I would just attack it, like in sumo, with my body."
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. There is evidence of minor handling along the extreme edges of the rim, and under extreme raking light occasional hairline cracks only visible under very close inspection. There is faint scattered dust throughout. Unframed. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.