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Yoshitomo Nara Art

Japanese, b. 1959

Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara is one of the most influential artists to emerge from Japan's Pop art movement in the 1990s. Drawing inspiration from the anime and manga characters that he was exposed to during his childhood, Nara creates characters, usually small children, who possess similar cartoonish qualities, with highly stylized features and especially large eyes. However, Nara's illustrations of children, who are often brandishing weapons, are often more menacing and devilish than they are cute and innocent.

Nara has assembled a cult-like following centered around his childlike illustrations although the themes surrounding his work touch on broader social and cultural topics such as violence and the rigidity of social structures in Japan. While he works mainly in painting and drawing, he also experiments in sculpture and installations.

Since his first solo exhibition at Blum and Poe Gallery in 1984, Nara has had nearly 40 solo exhibitions worldwide, from Iceland to Japan to France to the United States.

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Artist: Yoshitomo Nara
(Actual Painting Size) Yoshitomo Nara - Slight Fever
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Slight Fever, 2021 Offset lithograph 47 1/5 × 43 3/10 in 120 × 110 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper, Offset

Yoshimoto Pup Cup art toy 2003 (Yoshitomo Nara Pup Cup 2003)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Yoshitomo Nara Pup Cup 2003: This rare early Yoshitomo Nara Pup Cup art toy features Nara's Lonesome Puppy molded in a cup. A nicely-sized, highly collectible Nara art toy sure to s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Plastic, Vinyl

Yoshitomo Nara - Marching on a Butterbur Leaf, Contemporary Art Print, Pop Art
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Hamburg, DE
Yoshitomo Nara (1959, Japanese) Marching on a Butterbur Leaf, 2019 Medium: Offset print on archival quality paper (incl. 5 stickers, as issued) Dimensions: 61 × 45.7 cm (24 × 18 in) ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Offset

Yoshitomo Nara - Real One
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Real One, 2021 Offset lithograph 15 × 17 in 38.1 × 43.2 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Offset

Yoshitomo Nara, Too Young to Die, Glazed Ceramic Ashtray, 2002
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in London, GB
Yoshitomo Nara, Too Young to Die, Glazed Ceramic Ashtray, 2002 Glazed Ceramic ashtray Produced in a limited quantity. Now long sold out. Plate signed and publisher stamp, verso. 24....
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Ceramic

Yoshitomo Nara, Girl in the Moon - Limited Edition Plate, Japanese Art
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Hamburg, DE
Yoshitomo Nara (Japanese, born 1959) Girl in the Moon, 2022 Medium: Porcelain plate (fine bone china) Dimensions: 10 1/2 in diameter 26.7 cm diameter Edition of 250: Printed signatu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Porcelain

Yoshitomo Nara - Harmless Kitty
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Harmless Kitty Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Dream Time
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Dream Time Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - In the Pink Water
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara In The Pink Water Screenprint on paper 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight Screenprint on paper 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Missing in Action
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Missing in Action Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Lollipop
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Lollipop Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Midnight Truth
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Midnight Truth Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Love from the Sea
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in London, GB
Yoshitomo Nara Love from the Sea, 2021 Fine bone china 26.7 cm Edition of 250 Yoshitomo Nara, a celebrated contemporary artist hailing from Japan, has captivated audiences worldwide...
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Ceramic

Yoshitomo Nara - In the Milky Lake Thinking One
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara In the Milky Lake Thinking One Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Little Bunny in the Box
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Little Bunny in the Box Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Thinking My Home
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Thinking My Home Screenprint on paper 20 3/10 × 14 3/10 in 51.5 × 36.4 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Sorry Couldn't Draw the Left Eye!
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Sorry Couldn't Draw the Left Eye! Screenprint on paper 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Invisible Vision
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Invisible Vision Screenprint on paper 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

It's Five to Two
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in London, GB
Yoshitomo Nara It's Five to Two, 2021 Fine bone china 26.7 cm Edition of 250 Yoshitomo Nara, a celebrated contemporary artist hailing from Japan, has captivated audiences worldwide ...
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Ceramic

Yoshitomo Nara - Princess of Snooze, 2023
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Princess of Snooze, 2023 Screenprint on paper 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara - Too Young To Die Ashtray
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Too Young To Die, 2002 Ceramic ashtray 10 in diameter 25.4 cm diameter
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Early 2000s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Ceramic

Yoshitomo Nara and Hiroshi Sugito, Untitled (Omaha) - Signed Print, Contemporary
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Hamburg, DE
Yoshitomo Nara (b. 1959, Japanese) and Hiroshi Sugito (b. 1970, Japanese) Untitled (Omaha), 2005 Medium: Lithograph on paper Dimensions: 53.5 x 62.5 cm Edition of 100 + 10 AP: Hand-s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Lithograph

Miss Spring
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in London, GB
YOSHITOMO NARA MISS SPRING, 2012/21 Digital Pigment Print on Takeo Deep PV Hakou paper 27.9 x 22.9 cm Edition of 100 (numbered 72/100 on the ARTSPACE certificate of authenticity). Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Digital

Yoshitomo Nara, Miss Spring: Digital Pigment Print and Book, Japanese Pop Art
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Hamburg, DE
Yoshitomo Nara (1959, Japanese) Miss Spring, 2021 Medium: Digital pigment print on Takeo Deep PV Hakou paper, incl. artist's book Dimensions: 28 × 22 cm (11 × 8 7/10 in) Edition of 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Digital Pigment

Yoshitomo Nara - Light Haze Days Skateboard Deck (Set of 3)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Light Haze Days Skateboard Deck Set, 2020 Silkscreen heat transfer on 100% FSC Canadian Maple Wood, produced in Europe 31 × 24 in 78.7 × 61 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Maple

Yoshitomo Nara - Taiwan Exhibition Postcards (Set of 14 postcards)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Taiwan Exhibition Postcards (Set of 14 postcards), 2021 Print on postcard 7 9/10 × 5 9/10 in | 20 × 15 cm (various sizes for each) From an unknown edition
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Postcard

Yoshitomo Nara - Miss Forest Snow Globe / Dome, 2023
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Miss Forest Snow Globe / Dome, 2023 Resin and glass 4 1/10 × 2 2/5 in | 10.5 × 6.2 cm Yoshitomo Nara’s deceptively simple paintings, sculptures, and drawings draw on the pop culture aesthetics of manga, Walt Disney cartoons, and punk rock. The artist populates his work with alternately adorable and sinister child characters, who run amok in flat backgrounds rendered with simple bold lines and solid hues. Nara explores imagination and the individual, and his more complex canvases consider the intersection of figure and ground. Nara received his MFA from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music and has exhibited in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and beyond. His work belongs to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Rubell Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, the Long Museum, the Aomori Museum of Art, and many other collections. Nara’s paintings...
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Glass, Resin, Wood

Yoshitomo Nara Skateboard Deck (Yoshitomo Nara MoMA skateboard deck)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Yoshitomo Nara Skateboard Deck: This Nara skate deck was created in 2017 as a result of the collaboration between Yoshitomo Nara & MoMa New York. The deck features a rendition of Nar...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Screen

Yoshitomo Nara - Aomori Dog Snow Globe / Dome, 2023
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Aomori Dog Snow Globe / Dome, 2023 Resin and glass 4 1/10 × 2 2/5 in 10.5 × 6.2 cm Yoshitomo Nara’s deceptively simple paintings, sculptures,...
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Glass, Resin, Wood

Marching on a Butterbur Leaf
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Bristol, GB
Offset lithograph on 80 gsm archival quality paper Edition of 1,000 (reported) Not signed or numbered Excellent with small crease (1cm) in bottom right corner Our mission is to conn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Lithograph

Yoshitomo Nara - Welcome Girl
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Welcome Girl, 2017 Silkscreen print on 7-ply Canadian maple, hardwood skate deck. 31 1/2 × 8 in | 80 × 20.3 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood

Yoshitomo Nara Marching on a Butterbur Leaf
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Marching on a Butterbur Leaf, 2020 Offset lithograph 24 × 18 in 61 × 45.7 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Offset

Yoshitomo Nara Hazy Humid Day
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Hazy Humid Day, 2022 Offset Lithograph 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in | 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Offset

Yoshitomo Nara - Banging The Drum
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Banging the Drum, 2020 Offset lithograph 27 × 17 in 68.6 × 43.2 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Offset

Yoshitomo Nara - Light Haze Days Skateboard Deck (Set of 3)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Light Haze Days Skateboard Deck Set, 2020 Silkscreen heat transfer on 100% FSC Canadian Maple Wood, produced in Europe 31 × 24 in 78.7 × 61 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Maple

Yoshitomo Nara - Every Clown Lost In Every Town, 2023
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Every Clown Lost In Every Town, 2023 Screenprint on paper 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara Dallas Contemporary 2021 (set of 3 works)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Yoshitomo Nara Banging the Drum, Marching on a Butterbur Leaf, Real One: A set of 3 offset lithographs published by Dallas Contemporary...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Offset, Lithograph

Yoshitomo Nara - Jolie the Little Thinker
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Jolie the Little Thinker, 2022 Offset Lithograph 28 7/10 × 20 3/10 in | 72.8 × 51.5 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Offset

Yoshitomo Nara - Under The Tree Coinbank
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Under The Tree, 2021 PVC 8 1/10 × 6 1/10 × 5 1/2 in 20.5 × 15.5 × 14 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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PVC

Yoshitomo Nara, Real One, 2020
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Manchester, GB
Yoshitomo Nara, Real One, 2021 15 x 17 in (38.1 x 43.18 cm) unframed open edition, 2021 offset lithograph 80# Classic Linen Solar White Cover Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist be...
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Lithograph

Girl with Eye Patch "Untitled" 3 Deck Triptych Set
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Draper, UT
Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist best known for his paintings of children and animals that appear simultaneously sweet and sinister. A contemporary of Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo ...
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Plywood, Wood Panel

Alone in the Wind Yoshitomo Nara 3 Deck Triptych Set
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Draper, UT
Talented Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara has a powerful impact when it comes to peace, human rights, and freedom. Even now, almost 60 years later, the lyrics of “Blowin’ in the Wind” ...
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Plywood, Wood Panel

Yoshitomo Nara Miss Margaret Skateboard Deck Set, 2016
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Central, HK
Yoshitomo Nara Miss Margaret Skateboard Deck Set, 2016 100% FSC Canadian Maple Wood - Produced in Europe 31 × 24 in 78.7 × 61 cm
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2010s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Maple

Yoshitomo Nara Skateboard Decks MoMa ( complete set of 2 works)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Yoshitomo Nara MoMA Skateboard Decks (complete set of 2 works): These Yoshitomo Nara skateboard decks were published MoMa New York and created in 2017 under the supervision of Nara f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Screen

Time Goes On Limited Edition of 52 (Color intaglio) by Yoshitomo Nara E-2004-006
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Hong Kong, HK
Time Goes On 2002 - 2004 Color intaglio (photogravure, aquatint) Signed, dated and numbered Sheet 48.0 × 38.0 cm (18⅞ × 15 in.) AP 11/11 aside from ED. 52 Provenance: Tomio Koyama G...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Aquatint, Photogravure

Yoshitomo Nara 123 Drumming Girls Set Contemporary Art Sculptures
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Draper, UT
This 123 Drumming Girl Collectible Object exemplifies the aesthetic of its creator, Yoshitomo Nara: naive and cute but with an edgy undercurrent driven by the artist’s avid interest ...
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Resin, Acrylic

Yoshitomo Nara, Too Young To Die Ashtray, 2002
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Manchester, GB
Yoshitomo Nara, Too Young to Die, 2002 Glazed ceramic ashtray printed with the artist's signature and copyright on the underside, from an open edition, published by Cereal Art...
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Ceramic

Yoshitomo Nara, Marching on a Butterbur Leaf, 2019
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Manchester, GB
Yoshitomo Nara, Marching On A Butterbur Leaf, 2019 Offset lithograph in colours offset printed on 80 gsm archival quality paper Edition o...
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Lithograph

Yoshitomo Nara Marching on a Butterbur Leaf Print Contemporary Art
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Draper, UT
Edition Details: Year: 2019 Class: Art Print Status: Official Released: 10/01/19 Run: 1,000 Technique: Fine Art Lithograph Paper: 80# archival quality paper Size: 18 X 24
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Lithograph

Nara Set, Banging on Drum, Real One
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Draper, UT
Banging the Drum 27 x 17 inches , 2020 Offset lithograph "Real One by Yoshitomo Nara Dallas Contemporary Release" 2020 15 x 17 in 73.7 × 63.5 cm
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Paper

Yoshitomo Nara, Banging The Drum, 2020
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Manchester, GB
Yoshitomo Nara, Banging The Drum, 2020 Offset lithograph in colours offset printed on 80 gsm archival quality paper Edition of 1000 Printed with the ...
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2010s Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Lithograph

Peace Dog (Red)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in London, GB
screenprint on cotton edition size unknown 53 x 53 cm 63 x 63 cm (Framed) unsigned
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2010s Street Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Screen, Cotton

The Busy Signals Pretend Hits LP
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Washington , DC, DC
Rare vintage 2001 12 inch vinyl record album with cover designed by Yoshitomo Nara. The front cover is printed to the very edges with nothing other than and image of Nara's artwork, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Plastic, Paper

In the Cloud
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Bristol, GB
Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper, with full margins Edition of 150 42.2 x 33 cm (16.6 x 12.9 in) Signed, numbered and dated on the front Mint. Artwork not inspected outside of ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Lithograph

In the Floating World - Portfolio of 16
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in Tokyo, 13
LOT:20221109N01 Reworked woodcut, Fuji Xerox copy Each signed, dated and numbered Each edition 9 of 50 Each 41.5 x 29.5 cm Publisher: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo Provenance: Phillips Auction...
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1990s Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Woodcut

Peace Dog (Blue)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in London, GB
screenprint on cotton edition size unknown 53 x 53 cm 63 x 63 cm (Framed) unsigned
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2010s Street Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Cotton, Screen

Nara Skatebiard Deck (Yoshitomo Nara Solid Fist)
By Yoshitomo Nara
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Yoshitomo Nara Skateboard Deck: This Nara skateboard deck was created in c. 2017 under the supervision of Nara featuring his 'Welcome Girl'. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Yoshitomo Nara Art

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Wood, Lithograph, Offset

Yoshitomo Nara art for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic Yoshitomo Nara art available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of art to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Yoshitomo Nara in lithograph, offset print, paper and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the contemporary style. Not every interior allows for large Yoshitomo Nara art, so small editions measuring 3 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Yayoi Kusama, Axel Crieger, and Ed Ruscha. Yoshitomo Nara art prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $495 and tops out at $524,000, while the average work can sell for $2,398.
Questions About Yoshitomo Nara Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can see Yoshitomo Nara's art in a number of museums around the world. In the U.S., the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California, and the Pace Gallery in New York City, New York, both have some of his work in their permanent collections. You'll find a variety of Yoshitomo Nara art on 1stDibs.

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