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Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool
Yoshitomo Nara: Nobodys Fool
Authors: By Melissa Chiu and Miwako Tezuka
Imprint: Abrams Books
ISBN: 0-8109-9414-3
EAN: 9780810994140
Availability: In Stock
Publishing Date: 9/1/2010
Trim Size: 9 1/2 x 12
Page Count: 272
Cover: Hardcover with slipcase
Illustrations: 300 full-color illustrations

About the book
Created in partnership with Asia Society Museum in conjunction with a major retrospective, this is the first comprehensive monograph on the work of art superstar Yoshitomo Nara. It assembles 20 years worth of paintings, sculptures, 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, this is the book Nara’s legion of devoted followers have been waiting for. 

Praise for Yoshimoto Nara:

"Nara's work has an irresistible appeal well represented here." --Publishers Weekly

About the author
Melissa Chiu and Miwako Tezuka are the director and associate curator of Asia Society Museum and cocurators of the 2010 exhibition.


Midori Matsui is a noted Japanese art critic. Michael Wilson is an associate editor for Artforum magazine.


Hideki Toyoshima founded graf design collective, which has collaborated with Nara on multiple installations.

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Yoshitomo Nara iOS App

Created by Asia Society Museum for its exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, which links Nara's art with rock and punk music. Use the app to explore this renowned Japanese artist's work, learn more about his favorite music, read a selection of his quotes, and receive updates on Nara events. The app's icon was specially designed by Nara.

Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool is the first major New York exhibition of his work, on view at Asia Society Museum from September 9, 2010 through January 2, 2011. Asia Society Museum organizes groundbreaking exhibitions of both traditional and contemporary Asian and Asian American art.

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