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Yoshitomo Nara

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Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CLEVELAND

Paperback, 8.25 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 2/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781880353257 | $29.95



Yoshitomo Nara & YNG: The Crated Rooms in Iceland
CRYMOGEA

Hbk, 9.25 x 8.25 in. / 26 pgs / 56 color / 47 bw. | 7/31/2014 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789935420183 | $60.00



Yoshitomo Nara: Lullaby
VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG

Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.5 in. / 204 pgs / 264 color. | 3/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9783933096593 | $50.00



Yoshitomo Nara & YNG: The Crated Rooms in IcelandYoshitomo Nara & YNG: The Crated Rooms in Iceland

Published by Crymogea.
Text by Markús Andrésson, Gudmundur O. Magnússon, Hafthór Yngvason, Jón Proppé.

Easily one of the most important Japanese artists of the recent past, Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959) has rocketed to worldwide fame for his darkly whimsical figures that put a creepy twist on childhood ingenuousness. For his 2009 exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Nara presented his works within the wooden shipping crates in which they had been transported to the museum. Pictures were hung on the outside of the crates, and figures lurked within their interior nooks. This new monograph records and continues the show’s themes of containment and transportation; modeled after a children’s book, it features windows that can be opened to reveal the youthful figures ensconced within their confinements, waiting to be freed by the participation of the reader.

PUBLISHER
CRYMOGEA

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.25 x 8.25 in. / 26 pgs / 56 color / 47 bw.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/31/2014
Forthcoming

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CATALOG: SPRING 2013 p. 24   

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STATUS: Forthcoming | 7/31/2014

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Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever HappensYoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens

Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland.
Edited by Larry Gilman. Foreword by Jill Snyder. Text by Kristin Chambers, Josh Kun, Ingrid Schaffner, Billie Joe Armstrong, Carrie Brownstein, John Doe, Dave Eggers, Yoshitomo Nara, Lars Frederickson, Debbie Harry, Leonard Nimoy, Ozmatli.

Featuring essays and short fiction by a range of contemporary writers, punk musicians and cultural critics, as well as writings by Yoshitomo Nara himself, the cult artist's book Nothing Ever Happens--available through D.A.P. for the first time--examines both Nara's work and the subjects it addresses. Readers are invited into a world where emotions are not expected to be filtered, make-believe is not equated with lunacy and the world is both fantastic and terrifying.
One of the most important and best-loved Japanese contemporary artists, Nara distinctively transcends a national style to offer a universal psychological narrative of childhood. In this beautifully designed book with cool paper changes and pitch-perfect image selection, Nara's work is paired with writings by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, writer Dave Eggers, Deborah Harry (Blondie), Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) and others of equally interesting stature.

PUBLISHER
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, CLEVELAND

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 8.25 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / illustrated throughout.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 2/1/2008
Active

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 143   

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AVAILABILITY: Awaiting stock

STATUS: Out of stock

Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.

Yoshitomo Nara: LullabyYoshitomo Nara: Lullaby

Published by Verlag Fur Moderne Kunst Nurnberg.
Essays by Stephan Trescher and Banana Yoshimoto.

At first sight, the childlike figures for which Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara is now famous seem altogether cute and appealing. On closer examination his creations are robust, angry and vulnerable creatures, standing up defiantly to the world of adults--self-confident, stubborn and sometimes violent. Nara's work is influenced by Japanese comic books but he is unique in the contemporary art scene for tapping into horror through the medium of the innocent child--this is particularly poignant in Japan's controlled society of rigid language and social structures, especially considering recent shockingly violent crimes in Japan involving children as the aggressors. Nara's work instills the viewer with a juxtaposition of the innocence of children and the evil nature of humanity, or the fall from grace. Like Kurt Cobain's music, Nara's Pop art, too, aims to lend expression to his generation's concerns, encouraging it to meet the constraints of high achievement. Self-determination, individuality, and freedom are themes that infuse Nara's voice that is clearly heard in Japan and America, where the dividing line between “low” and “high” culture is less stringently drawn than in Europe. In addition to Nara's signature paintings, sculptures, and drawings; (poems and diary entries by the artist); this 204-page book includes texts by the art critic Stephan Trescher and the Japanese cult author Banana Yoshimoto.

PUBLISHER
VERLAG FUR MODERNE KUNST NURNBERG

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.5 in. / 204 pgs / 264 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 3/15/2005
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE
CATALOG: SPRING 2005 p. 105   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783933096593 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $50.00 CDN $50.00
AVAILABILITY: Not available

STATUS: Out of print | 12/1/2010

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