Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
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Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)

The Girl with the Knife in Her Side

Details
Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
The Girl with the Knife in Her Side
signed in Japanese and dated ''93' (on the figure's leg)
acrylic, urethane, plastic, fabric, copper, glue and metal staples on painted metal base
overall: 14 x 8 x 8 in. (35.6 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm.)
Executed in 1993. This work is unique.
Provenance
Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne
Private collection, Europe
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 12 May 2011, lot 345
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature
N. Miyamura and S. Suzuki, eds., Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Volume 1: Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs 1984-2010, Tokyo, 2011, p. 252, no. S-1993-004 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Cologne, Galerie Johnen + Schöttle, Yoshitomo Nara, 1993.
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Lot Essay


Look at them, they are so small, like toys. Do you think they could fight with those? I don’t think so. Rather, I kind of see the children among other, bigger, bad people all around them, who are holding bigger knives.
—Yoshitomo Nara

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