London, South Kensington
2 April 2008
Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959) & Hiroshi Sugito (b. 1970)
Untitled (Over The Rainbow Series)
signed by both and dated '2004, Nara Sugito' (along the lower edge)
coloured crayon over lithographic base
9 7/8 x 8 1/8in. (25.1 x 20.7cm.)
Executed 2004, this work is unique
Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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