Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959)
You Are Not Alone
signed, titled and dated 'You are not alone Yoshitomo Nara '95' (on the reverse)
acrylic on canvas
31 ½ x 18 in. (80 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1995.
Private collection, Europe, gift of the artist
Private collection, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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Lot Essay

“Nara works alone in his studio, usually late at night, with punk rock screaming from speakers. He chain-smokes as he concentrates on channeling all of his past ghosts and present emotions into the deceptively simple face of his current subject. Each painting- each figure- is typically executed in the span of one night, capturing both a range of emotion and a specific mood.”
– (K. Chambers, Nothing Ever Happens, Cleveland, 2003, p. 26)

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