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Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
Works from the Peter Norton Collection
Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)

Puffy Girl

Details
Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
Puffy Girl
signed in Japanese and dated 'Yoshitomo Nara '97' (on the reverse)
lacquer paint on fiberglass, resin and wood
20 x 18 x 10½ in. (50.8 x 45.7 x 26.6 cm.)
Executed in 1997.
Provenance
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1997
Literature
D. Pagel, "Prizing an Animated Approach to Life", The Los Angeles Times, 23 May 1997, p. F22 (illustrated).
M. Darling, "Yoshitomo Nara", Frieze, September/October 1997, p. 85.
D. Pagel, "'Lullaby': Just the Right Cup of Tea", The Los Angeles Times, 10 April 2000, p. F1 and F10 (illustrated).
D. Kane, "Yoshitomo Nara: Japanese Art Hero at Cleveland Museum", The Repository, September 2003, p.12 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Santa Monica, Blum & Poe, Yoshitomo Nara, May-June 1997.
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Lullaby Supermarket, March-May 2000.
Overland Park, The Gallery at Village Shalom, Kansas City Jewish Museum, Tokyo Pop, November 2001-January 2002.
Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania; San Jose Museum of Art; Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Honolulu, The Contemporary Museum, Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens, September 2003-May 2005, p. 23 (illustrated on inside front cover).

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