A landmark new study that brings to life the complexity and infinite worldview of Yoshitomo Nara
Art historian Yeewan Koon presents a thorough account of the life and career of one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists, Yoshitomo Nara.
Written in close collaboration with the artist, Koon’s biography explores the past three decades in Nara’s work and life, from Nara’s roots in the Tohoku region, his childhood and his first encounters with music and art to his student life, his personal struggles and his creative successes. Including more than 400 images of artworks and private snapshots as well as long interviews with friends and acquaintances, Koon makes use of a variety of sources and documents to highlight the background and the processes behind Nara’s creative output, leaving the reader with a new perspective on work.
This Japanese-only edition includes 9 new images not featured in the original English version.