Yoshitomo Nara is 'Nobody's Fool'Juxtapoz // Sunday, 29 Aug 2010
Created in partnership with Asia Society Museum in conjunction with a major retrospective, this is the first comprehensive monograph on the work of the art superstar. Similar to the windows in Nara's installations or an album jacket, the book’s elaborate slipcase has cutouts with several of Nara's trademark characters peeking out.
He describes his love of album jacket art: "Once I spilled coffee over a jacket. It didn't affect the sound, but I ended up buying the same record again (laugh...)."
Nobody’s Fool assembles 20 years worth of paintings, sculptures, photographs, and drawings that map the evolution of one of the most influential and internationally renowned artists working today.
The book and exhibition will draw connections between Nara’s work and the sensibilities of youth subcultures worldwide, focusing on themes of alienation and rebellion, particularly in relation to rock and punk music, the inspiration and subject of many of Nara’s works. Featuring artworks that have never before been exhibited and playlists selected by the artist, this is the book Nara’s legion of devoted followers have been waiting for.
272 pages, published by Abrams
Due out September 1, 2010