Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: September 1, 2010
  • Price: $60.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 12
  • ISBN: 0-8109-9414-3
  • EAN: 9780810994140
  • Page Count: 272
  • Illustrations: 300 full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (die-cut cover)
  • Rights: World/All

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 authors

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.