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Auction: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
was auctioned on: 10 May 2016
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Yoshitomo Nara

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Estimate: US$100,000 - US$150,000
Price realised:  US$209,000
Lot number 204, Views: 58

Property from an Important West Coast Collection Yoshitomo Nara Heads 1998 fiberglass, resin, lacquer, cotton each 4 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (10.2 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm) Signed and dated "Yoshitomo Nara 98" on the reverse of each element. This work is the brown variant from an edition of 5, each unique in color (brown, white, red, blue, yellow).
Provenance Blum & Poe, Los Angeles Acquired from the above by the present owner Exhibited Milwaukee, Institute of Visual Arts of the University of Wisconsin, Yoshitomo Nara September 11 - November 11, 1998 (another variant exhibited and illustrated) Literature Yoshitomo Nara Lullaby Supermarket, Institut fur moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, 2002, pp. 64-65 (another variant illustrated) Noriko Miyamura, Shinko Suzuki, ed., Yoshitomo Nara The Complete Works: Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs, San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2011, cat. no. S-1998-002, S-1999-001, S-1998-003, p. 267 (other variants illustrated) Eric Nakamura and Martin Wong eds., "Global Probing", Giant Robot, Issue No. 45, p. 51 (illustrated) Catalogue Essay “Rather than merely offering the work for the viewers to see face-on, I want to trigger their imaginations. This way, each individual can see my work with his or her own unique, imaginative mind. People with imaginative minds can perhaps see something more than I can” (Yoshitomo Nara and Melissa Chiu, “Conversation with the Artist,” in Yoshitomo Nara Nobody’s Fool, New York, 2010 p. 179). Read More

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Phillips
Title: 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale
Date of the auction: 10 May 2016
Address: Phillips
New York