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Meet the Artist: Yoshitomo Nara

Yoshitomo Nara, 'No Nukes (in the floating world),' 1999. Courtesy of Eileen Harris Norton.
Yoshitomo Nara, No Nukes (in the floating world), 1999. Courtesy of Eileen Harris Norton.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


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Painter, sculptor, and draftsman Nara is best known for his Neo-Pop paintings featuring children and animals associated with Japanese popular culture. The appeal of his cute, though often menacing, characters masks underlying tones of helplessness, rage, and isolation.  

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