Yoshitomo Nara. Self-Selected Works. Works on Paper

Yoshitomo Nara. Self-Selected Works. Works on Paper
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Japan. Siegensha Art Publishing. 2015. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket, with paper obi band. 160 pages. 121 colour illustrations. 290 x 240mm (11½ x 9½"). 1.1kg. 9784861524899. Japanese, with English captions. Fine; as new (in shrinkwrap).

'Published to mark three decades of his artistic activity, this collection contains approximately 100 works selected by Yoshitomo Nara himself, including new drawings. Most of his works depict a single, seemingly innocuous subject, often large-eyed children or stylised animals drawn with confident, cartoonish lines. The looks that characterise many of his child-like subjects are especially peculiar, appearing at once mischievous, irritated, or accusatory. Others simply seem benign, patiently waiting until the observer moves on to the next one. This compilation of works on paper is undoubtedly an essential volume for Nara’s devout fans, as well as newcomers to his work.' (from the book's description).