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Nara, Yoshitomo 1959-

Overview
Works: 149 works in 293 publications in 8 languages and 2,736 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Juvenile works  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogues raisonnés  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, zxx, Engraver, Artist, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: N7359.N36, 709.2
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The lonesome puppy by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A puppy so large that no one notices him is very lonely until he meets a determined little girl
Pinxit by Mark Ryden( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending themes of pop culture with techniques reminiscent of the old masters, Mark Ryden has created a singular style that blurs the traditional boundaries between high and low art. His work first garnered attention in the 1990s when he ushered in a new genre of painting, "Pop Surrealism," dragging a host of followers in his wake. He has trumped the initial surrealist strategies by choosing subject matter loaded with cultural connotation. Ryden's vocabulary ranges from cryptic to cute, treading a fine line between nostalgic cliché and disturbing archetype. Seduced by his infinitely detailed and meticulously glazed surfaces, the viewer is confronted with the juxtaposition of the childhood innocence and the mysterious recesses of the soul. A subtle disquiet inhabits his paintings; the work is achingly beautiful as it hints at darker psychic stuff beneath the surface of cultural kitsch. In Ryden's world cherubic girls rub elbows with strange and mysterious figures. Ornately carved frames lend the paintings a baroque exuberance that adds gravity to their enigmatic themes. Complex in its arcane and idiosyncratic subject matter, Ryden's work can leave no viewer unmoved
Suspended animation by Fantômas (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara by Koji Sakabe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Japanese and English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary featuring Japanese modern artist Yoshitomo Nara from Hirosaki, Japan. Follows the artist's life journey from London to Bangkok as he travels for his exhibitions and workshops. His latest attempt at creating a collaboration leads to a surprising outcome for both his artwork and himself
A gen ting po po by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and Korean and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito : over the rainbow by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshitomo Nara + YNG : crated rooms in Iceland by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easily one of the most important Japanese artists of the recent past, Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959) has rocketed to worldwide fame for his darkly whimsical figures that put a creepy twist on childhood ingenuousness. For his 2009 exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Nara presented his works within the wooden shipping crates in which they had been transported to the museum. Pictures were hung on the outside of the crates, and figures lurked within their interior nooks. This new monograph records and continues the show's themes of containment and transportation; modeled after a children's book, it features windows that can be opened to reveal the youthful figures ensconced within their confinements, waiting to be freed by the participation of the reader
Yoshitomo Nara : nobody's fool by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwanzig Jahre Punk und Rock 'n' Roll: Die erste Monografie zu Yoshitomo Naras Oeuvre stellt seine Bilder, Skulpturen, Fotografien und Zeichnungen seit den frühen 1980er Jahren zusammen. Die unbequemen und scheinbar einfachen, aber doch teuflisch frechen Kinderfiguren und Tierdarstellungen sind typisch für sein Werk, mit dem Nara den Verlust der Unschuld in einer postmodernen Welt erkundet. Zugleich sind seine Figuren Symbole einer Rebellion und Zeichen der Coolness für seine Fans rund um den Globus. "Nobody's Fool" zieht auch Querverbindungen zwischen Naras Werk und Rock und Punk Inspiration und Thema vieler seiner Arbeiten. Mit Leichtigkeit überspringt er die Grenzen zwischen Hochkultur, Alltagskultur und jugendlichen Subkulturen, was ihn zu einem der weltweit populärsten Künstler der zeitgemässen Spielart der Pop Art macht
Fukai fukai mizutamari by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Japanese and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aruzenchin babā by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who snatched the babies? by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinagiku no jinsei by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark mirrors of Japan by Saskia Bos( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshitomo Nara by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in German and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I don't mind if you forget me by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chu ju de ren sheng by Banana Yoshimoto( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lullaby supermarket by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chiisana hoshi tsūshin( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceramic Works by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yoshitomo Nara by Yoshitomo Nara( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easily one of the most important Japanese artists of the recent past, Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959) has rocketed to worldwide fame for his darkly whimsical figures that put a creepy twist on childhood ingenuousness. For his 2009 exhibition at the Reykjavik Art Museum, Nara presented his works within the wooden shipping crates in which they had been transported to the museum. Pictures were hung on the outside of the crates, and figures lurked within their interior nooks. This new monograph records and continues the show's themes of containment and transportation; modeled after a children's book, it features windows that can be opened to reveal the youthful figures ensconced within their confinements, waiting to be freed by the participation of the reader
 
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The lonesome puppy
Alternative Names
Nara, Yoshitomo

Nara, Yoshitomo 1959-

Nara Yoshitomo artista giapponese

Yoshimoto, Nara 1959-

Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo, Nara 1959-

Yoshitomo Nara Japanese artist

Yoshitomo Nara Japans kunstschilder

Нара, Ёситомо японский художник

יושיטומו נארה

โยะชิโตะโมะ นะระ

나라 요시토모

なら, よしとも

ナラ, ヨシトモ

ナラ, ヨシトモ 1959-

奈良 美智 1959-....

奈良美智

奈良美智 1959-

Languages
English (66)

Japanese (42)

German (18)

Chinese (6)

Spanish (3)

Korean (3)

French (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Yoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito : over the rainbowYoshitomo Nara : nobody's foolLullaby supermarketCeramic WorksYoshitomo Nara, Hiroshi Sugito : over the rainbowLullaby supermarketBirth and present : a studio portrait of Yoshitomo Nara