Yoshitomo Nara – Cosmic Girl (Eyes Shut/Eyes Open)

Yoshitomo Nara – Cosmic Girl (Eyes Shut/Eyes Open)

SKU: ART-NARA-POS-COSMICGIRL Category: Tag:
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ARTIST Yoshitomo Nara
TITLE Cosmic Girl (Eyes Shut/Eyes Open)
YEAR 2008
CLASSIFICATION Editioned multiple
MEDIUM TYPE Print
MEDIUM/MATERIALS Offset Lithograph on Wove Paper, Both Framed
INVENTORY ID ART-NARA-POS-COSMICGIRL
CATEGORIES Lithograph / Poster
DIMENSIONS 28 3/10 × 20 1/2 in (72 × 52 cm)
EDITIONS Edition of 500
ADDITIONAL INFO The manga and anime of Nara’s 1960s childhood are key influences on Nara’s stylized, large-eyed figures. Nara has also cited other sources of inspiration that encompass Renaissance painting, contemporary literature, illustration, ukiyo-e and graffiti. However, perhaps most significantly, Nara’s upbringing in post-World War II Japan profoundly affected his artistic practices, since it was in this period that Japan experienced an inundation of Western pop culture, from comic books to Walt Disney animation to Western rock music. References to this experience regularly feature in his work. Here, the simply drawn girl, whose features draw on anime cartoons, is given the name “Cosmic Girl”, also a reference to the elaborate titles given in comics and cartoons.
From the edition of 500, this set of two were published by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art with occasion of the artist’s exhibition in UK in 2008.
SIGNATURE N/A
EXHIBITION HISTORY “Yoshitomo Nara + Graf A-Z”, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom, 12 June – 26 October 2008.