On occasion, Christie's has a direct financial int…
YOSHITOMO NARA (B.1959)
KAMEHAME - HA
YOSHITOMO NARA (B.1959) KAMEHAME - HA
signed in Japanese, titled and dated 'KAMEHAME - HA 2004' (on the reverse)
acrylic on cotton mounted on FRP
diameter: 55.2 cm. (21 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2004
Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Sotheby's New York, 14 November 2012, lot 416
Whitestone Gallery, Tokyo
Private collection (acquired from the above by the previous owner)
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 September 2017, lot 1073
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works (Volume 1: Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs 1984-2010), Tokyo, 2011 (illustrated, plate P-2004-020, p. 195).
Vienna, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Yoshitomo Nara solo exhibition, March - May 2004.
Los Angeles, Royal/T Gallery, Just Love Me, April - August 2008.
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