signed in Japanese, titled and dated 98 on the reverse
coloured pencil on paper
27.8 by 21.5 cm. 11 by 8½ in.
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This work is in very good condition. The sheet is hinged verso in several places at the upper edge and vertical edges. Close inspection reveals a few soft and unobtrusive creases to the lower half of the composition.
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Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Private Collection, United States
Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 2 December 2012, Lot 46
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Yoshitomo Nara, Ed., Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Volume 2: Works on Paper, Tokyo 2011, p. 125, no. D-1998-079, illustrated in colour