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

Sorry, Couldn't Draw Right Eye

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Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
Sorry, Couldn't Draw Right Eye
acrylic, paper collage and tape on paper
53 1/2 x 49 1/4 in. (135.9 x 125 cm.)
Executed in 2005.
Provenance
Marianne Boesky, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Literature
Bijutsu Shuppsn Sha, Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Volume 2: Works on Paper, Tokyo, 2011, no. D-2005-002, p. 227 (illustrated).

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Lot Essay

“They say human eyes are the mirror of the soul, and I used to draw them too carelessly. Say, to express the anger, I just drew some triangular eyes. I drew obviously-angry eyes, projected my anger there, and somehow released my pent-up emotions. About ten years ago, however, I became more interested in expressing complex feelings in a more complex way. I began to stop and think, to take a breath before letting everything out.”
- Yoshitomo Nara, quoted in H. Furukawa, “An interview with Yoshitomo Nara,” Asymptote Journal, January 2014.

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