YOSHITOMO NARA

Peace Flag

  • medium Screenprint in colors on cotton
  • edition 75/100
  • size 40.50w x 39.40h in
  • created 2001
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COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Additional Information:Yoshitomo Nara’s depiction of mischievous yet endearing characters that include children and animals, have become an icon in today’s Contemporary Japanese art scene. Inspired by a lonely childhood, picture books and punk rock music, Nara explores themes of isolation, rebellion, and spirituality through a sweet and innocent lens. The present work, a screenprint on cotton, exhibits a reoccurring figure in Nara’s artworks as well as his children’s book, The Lonesome Puppy. With its eyes cast downward the sweet creature looks defeated while holding with its paw a flag pole bearing a peace sign.