Girl in a Box, 2001 - Yoshitomo Nara

About the Work

About Girl in a Box

Girl in a Box exemplifies Yoshitomo Nara's characteristic style: thick black lines and simple use of color that reference Japanese anima and manga. In this image, an adorable cartoonish girl sits in a box scowling. As with many of ...

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Girl in a Box exemplifies Yoshitomo Nara's characteristic style: thick black lines and simple use of color that reference Japanese anima and manga. In this image, an adorable cartoonish girl sits in a box scowling. As with many of Nara's characters, it is difficult to tell whether her angry expression is indicative of a toddler in need of a nap or a cynical child who challenges our notions of innocence.

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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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Girl in a Box, 2001

Yoshitomo Nara

Print

Description

Silkscreen print.

Authentication

Signed and dated by the artist in pencil on recto.

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