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Pilgrim Heads

Pilgrim Heads
signed and dated 'Nara '99' (on the reverse of each element)
acrylic, lacquer and cotton collage on fiberglass reinforced plastic, in five parts
each: 13 1⁄4 x 20 x 10 in. (33.7 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm.)
Executed in 1999. This work is from an edition of five.
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2000
N. Miyamura and S. Suzuki, eds., Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Volume 1: Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs 1984-2010, Tokyo, 2011, p. 267, pl. S-1999-002 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

But what odd pilgrims they are! They run this way and that. They run with little arms stretched out before them, heads leaning back and closed eyes – an army of sleepwalkers.
– Stephan Trescher (M. Rothenberger, Lullaby Supermarket, exh. cat., Nuremberg, Institut für moderne Kunst, 2001, p. 13.)

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