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539
Yoshitomo Nara
NIGHT CAT
Estimation
4 000 0006 000 000
Lot. Vendu 5,815,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT
539
Yoshitomo Nara
NIGHT CAT
Estimation
4 000 0006 000 000
Lot. Vendu 5,815,000 HKD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art

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Yoshitomo Nara
B.1959
NIGHT CAT
signed in Japanese, titled in English and dated 99 on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
60 by 50 cm.   23⅝ by 19¾ in.
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Provenance

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
The Kenneth L. Freed Collection, Massachusetts
Christie's, New York, 23 September 2003, Lot 85
Sotheby's, New York, 15 May 2008, Lot 491
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 4 April 2011, Lot 992
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 6 October 2014, Lot 874
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Exposition

Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art; Fukui, Kanaz Forest of Creation; Tottori, Yonago City Museum of Art; Hirosaki, Yoshii Brick Brewhouse; Seoul, Rodin Gallery, Yoshitomo NARA: From the Depth of My Drawer, 2004-2005, pp. 59, 62, 112, 183 and 191, illustrated in colour

Bibliographie

Lullaby Supermarket, Verlag für moderne Kunste Nüremberg and Michael Zink Gallery, Germany, 2002, p. 86
Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works 1984 – 2010, Volume 1, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 2011, p. 157, illustrated in colour
Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete BT Archives 1991 - 2013, Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 2013, p. 24, illustrated in colour
Yoshitomo Nara Self-Selected Works Paintings, Seigensha Art Publishings, Kyoto, Japan, 2015, p. 79, illustrated in colour

Description

There is no special model for the human figures that appear in Yoshitomo Nara’s works. Any element that might define the place has disappeared from the background of the picture. No special person just stands in no special place. That he does not paint in any familiar backgrounds reflects the fact that, for him, everywhere is a strange land. - Taro Amano

Contemporary Art

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Hong Kong