signed with artist’s signature, dated, titled and inscribed ‘Mumps ’98 In L.A’ (on the reverse)
acrylic and pencil on wooden board
48.3 x 40.6 cm. (19 x 16 in.)
Painted in 1998
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
Private Collection
The World According to Nara Selling Exhibition, Sotheby's Hong Kong, September 2014
Acquired from the above by the previous owner
Anon. Sale, Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 1 April 2018, lot 584
Private Collection, Asia (Acquired at the above sale by the present owner)
Bijutsu Shuppan Sha, Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works Volume 1 - Paintings, Sculptures, Editions, Photographs, Tokyo, Japan, 2011 (illustrated, plate P-1998-008, p. 149).

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“Whether I like it or not, the things I make are no longer self-portraits, but belong to the audience who find themselves, their friends or children they know in my paintings. My hope is that they will remain in the history of art... that they will survive as long as humankind exists even if my physical body is destroyed.”
– Yoshitomo Nara

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