signed, titled and dated '99 on the reverse
acrylic on cotton mounted on canvas
painting: 12¼ by 11 in. 31 by 28 cm.
framed: 23¼ by 22¼ in. 59.1 by 56.5 cm.
This work is in excellent condition overall. There is evidence of light wear and handling to the edges. The collaged canvas elements are secured and intact and any inconsistencies in the paint layer are inherent to the artist’s working method and chosen medium. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of restoration. Framed under Plexiglas.
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Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Private Collection, Japan
Acquired by the present owner from the above
Manfred Rothenberger, Ed., Yoshitomo Nara: Lullaby Supermarket, 2nd Ed., Nuremberg 2002, pp. 83 and 195, illustrated in color
Yoshitomo Nara, Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs, Vol. 1, Tokyo 2011, no. P-1999-027, p. 158, illustrated in color
Nagoya, Gallery Hakuyosha, Happy Hour,1999
Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art; Awara, 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, June - August 2005, no. 51, p. 76 (Seoul), illustrated in color