Lot 34
  • 34

Yoshitomo Nara

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 USD
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Description

  • Yoshitomo Nara
  • The Little Pilgrims (Night Walking)
  • fiberglass, cotton cloth and acrylic, in 5 parts

  • Each: 28 by 19 by 19 in. 71 by 48 by 48 cm.
  • Executed in 1999, this work is number 4 from an edition of 10, plus 2 sets of artist's proofs; only 8 of the original sets remain intact.

Provenance

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Acquired by the present owner from the above in July 1999

Exhibited

Setagaya Art Museum, Art/Domestic, February - March 1999 (another example exhibited)
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yoshitomo Nara/Walk on, March - June 2000
Cologne, Galerie Jöhnen & Schöttle, In the Empty Fortress, March - April 2000 (another example exhibited)
Nuremberg, Institut für Moderne Kunst; Munich, Michael Zink Gallery, Yoshitomo Nara: Lullaby Supermarket, September - November 2002, pp. 14, 140-141 & 197, illustrated (another example exhibited)
Seattle, Henry Art Gallery; West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art; Tampa Museum of Art; Chicago Cultural Center; Crosscurrents at Century's End: Selections from the Neuberger Berman Art Collection, June 2003 - June 2004, pl. XL, p. 91, illustrated in color
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Rising Sun, Melting Moon: Contemporary Art in Japan, December 2005 - June 2006

Literature

Shigeo Goto, ed., Yoshitomo Nara: Ukiyo, Tokyo, 1999
Mark Coetzee, Not Afraid: Rubell Family Collection, New York, 2004, p. 87 (another example illustrated)
Exh. cat., Des Moines Art Center (and travelling), My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Anime, August 2001 - October 2004, pp. 36- 40

Condition

These works appear in very good and sound condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling mostly around the bottom area of the pilgrims' skirts. There is an area of rubbing on the yellow pilgrim's forehead and a blue pinpoint stain on the blue pilgrims forehead. Otheriwise, there are no other apparent condition problems with this work.
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