12 May 2004
Yoshitomo Nara (b.1959)
Untitled (Bunny Head)
signed and dated 'Nara '98 W2' (on the reverse)
acrylic on cast composite and gauze
4 x 4½ x 3¼ in. (10 x 11.5 x 8.3 cm.)
Executed in 1998. This work is from an edition of ten sets of seven heads per set plus two artist's proof sets. Two of the sets were white; two yellow; two red; two blue and two chocolate. The present example is from the only set that was broken up. No other set can be broken up into individual heads.
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Y. Nara, S. Trescher, and B. Yoshimoto, Yoshitomo Nara, Lullaby Supermarket, Nuremberg 2001, p.64 (another example illustrated).
In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru