Japanese pop-artist Yoshitomo Nara recently released a book set containing all of his work. Can't get enough of his cute, spunky characters? This set will fill the lack of Yoshitomo Nara's artwork in your life. Read on...
Yoshitomo Nara is one of the most influential Japanese pop-artists of his time. He came into prominence during the 90’s Pop art movement in Japan. Known for his simple style, most of his works are of adorable but mischievous looking children and animals.
The first time I saw Yoshitomo Nara’s work was with Shonen Knife’s Happy Hour album. I didn’t know who he was back then. Being under the MTV generation in the 90’s, I remember watching ‘Banana Chips’ and ‘Daydream Believer’‘s videos a lot and couldn’t help but bounce to the pop-punk tunes every time they go on TV. A friend of mine had the album and that’s how I learned about the artist. Nara’s pop illustrations hint of punk influences which perfectly go well with Shonen Knife’s style of the same genre.
The hardbound two-volume set contains 400 pages each. It catalogs all of the artworks and prints ever done by the artist over the span of his entire career. It features more than 4,000 images of his iconic, influential work and style. The books also contain text written by Nara himself, as well as commentary provided by Banana Yoshimoto, Takashi Murakami, Hiroshi Sugito, and Midori Matsui.
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