Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete WorksIllustration // Tuesday, 03 Jan 2012
From Chronicle Books comes "Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works," a set of two 400-page hardcover books featuring a full catalog of more than 4,5000 works spanning the artist's entire career, and essays and written contributions from his peers as well as Nara himself.
"This lavishly produced two-volume catalog raisonné, created with the full participation of Yoshitomo Nara, is the most extensive, authoritative, and beautiful expression of the artist’s work ever published. Featuring two 400-page volumes bound in fabric featuring Nara’s designs, the catalog covers all of the artist’s prolific output over the span of his career to date, including more than 4,500 paintings, drawings, editions, sculptures, photographs, and collaborations with other artists. Including new essays written by Nara himself—as well as texts from Banana Yoshimoto, Takashi Murakami, Hiroshi Sugito, and Midori Matsui—this unique reference is the definitive book on one of the world’s most important contemporary artists.
Yoshitomo Nara is one of the most popular and influential artists of his generation. His work has been featured in more than forty exhibitions around the world. He lives in Tochigi, Japan."