Flashlight Girl, 2002—2004 - Yoshitomo Nara

About the Work

About Flashlight Girl

This photogravure by Yoshitomo Nara shows a sketch of a little girl in profile. Like many of Nara's child characters, the girl is a bit disturbing, her hands held straight to her sides and a strange grin on her ...

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This photogravure by Yoshitomo Nara shows a sketch of a little girl in profile. Like many of Nara's child characters, the girl is a bit disturbing, her hands held straight to her sides and a strange grin on her face. The diagonal lines extending out from her face indicate that her eyes are the flashlight from the title.

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About the Artist

About Yoshitomo Nara

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 ...

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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 child-like illustrations—however the themes surrounding his work touch on broader social and cultural topics, such as violence and the rigidity of social structures in Japan. Though 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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Flashlight Girl, 2002—2004

Yoshitomo Nara

Print
Size Price
25.59" x 19.69" $10,000
Edition of 100

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Description

Photogravure, drypoint.

Authentication

Signed and dated by the artist in pencil on recto.

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