• Gypsy Song, 2010
  • Gypsy Song, 2010
  • Gypsy Song, 2010
  • Gypsy Song, 2010

    Gypsy Song, 2010

    Yoshitomo Nara

    Price on request

    Signed and numbered AP aside from edition of 50

    Japanese woodcut, Ukiyo-e style on paper

    42.0 × 29.5 cm (16½ × 11⅝ in.)

    Printed by master printer Yasu Shibata at the Pace Editions Workshop, this ukiyo-e woodcut effortlessly presents Nara’s signature imagery through a labor-intensive printmaking process familiar to Nara and Japanese heritage. Rendered with attitude, somewhere between melancholy and punk, Yoshitomo Nara’s famous ‘femme fatale’ draw us in, the formally uncomplicated character of Gypsy Song, 2010 engaging the viewer with her playful stance, staring out with wide eyes as she delicately grasps her glowing, titular ‘treasure’ between two figures. Referencing his nimble drawings, often done on brown paper or cardboard, this woodcut embodies the same immediacy, but more refined, elevating his practice while imbuing the image with the same lively energy.

    Excellent condition.  

    "Even if I knew there would be no one out there to look at my work, I would still make the exact same thing."

    Yoshitomo Nara

    Yoshitomo Nara (born 1959) is a prominent Japanese artist known for his captivating paintings and sculptures that feature children as central figures. Born in Hirosaki, Japan, Nara's artistic journey began influenced by both Western music, discovered through American Forces Radio, and traditional Japanese doga illustrations.