20. Yoshitomo Nara

20. Yoshitomo Nara

The artists who power the $1m+ market
The artists who power the $1m+ market

20. Yoshitomo Nara (b.1959)

CONTEMPORARY, b. Hirosaki, Japan

Yoshitomo Nara. Photo: Mark Von Holden/WireImage
Yoshitomo Nara. Photo: Mark Von Holden/WireImage

Power Rank: 33

Value and supply

Auction totals

Price confidencePrice momentumAverage lot Price
Percentage of lots sold above low estimateChange in average lot value 2022 to 2023 (H1)Average lot value over the period 2018–23

Sotheby’s private sales

(2018 to H1 2023)
Private sales valueSold lotsAverage price

Bidders by region

Bidders by age

Top 10 artworks sold at auction

(2018 to H1 2023)
1Knife Behind Back2000Sotheby's Hong Kong6 Oct 2019$25m
2Missing in Action2000Phillips Hong Kong8 Jun 2021$15.9m
3Nice to See You Again1996Sotheby's New York18 Nov 2021$15.4m
4Oddly Cozy2013Sotheby's Hong Kong27 Apr 2022$14.3m
5Hothouse Doll1995Phillips Hong Kong3 Dec 2020$13.3m
6In the Milky Lake2012Sotheby's Hong Kong5 Apr 2023$12.8m
7Frog Girl1998Sotheby's Hong Kong19 Apr 2021$12.4m
8Wish World Peace2014Christie's Hong Kong26 May 2022$12.4m
9Light Haze Days / Study2020Sotheby's New York16 Nov 2022$11.9m
10Can't Wait 'til the Night Comes2012Christie's Hong Kong23 Nov 2019$11.9m

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