Yoshitomo Nara by Phaidon

Nara’s work spans painting, drawing, photography, large-scale installations, and sculpture in ceramic, bronze, and fiber-reinforced plastic. Influenced by popular music, memories of childhood, and current events, he filters these references through an exploratory realm of feelings, loneliness and rebelliousness especially, which span autobiographical as well as broader cultural sensibilities.

This book, designed and produced in close collaboration with the artist himself, explores more than three decades of his career. Supervised and written by art historian Yeewan Koon, the book features texts by Nara himself and fantastic reproduction of his most iconic paintings.