The Lonesome Puppy by Yoshitomo Nara

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Yoshitomo Nara, a world-renowned artist who fascinates people, published this picture book as a collection of his works in 1999 during his stay in Cologne, Germany. It is a book that can be regarded as Nara’s starting point for drawing numerous charming girls and animals.

On the cover is a red-nosed “Koinu” (puppy).
Aren’t you curious about the surprising truth about this “Koinu”?
Another curious “Onnanoko” (female child) also appears in the book.
This girl, too, is full of charm unique to Nara’s works.
The fantastic and heartwarming story is a joy to behold, and we hope you enjoy the world of Yoshitomo Nara’s work.

Release Date:
November, 1999

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Yoshitomo Nara

Born in1959, in Japan’s Aomori Prefecture.
In 1987, he completed the master’s program at Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music.
In1988, he traveled to Germany and enrolled in Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, where he studied and received his Meisterschüler under A.R.Penck.
Nara lived and worked in Cologne from 1994 to 20000, before returning to Japan.
In 1998, he had the experience of serving as a guest professor for a three-month period at UCLA, together with Takashi Murakami.
Nara’s best-known works, his paintings of children with glaring, challenging expressions, have won critical acclaim and international popularity. One of Japan’s leading contemporary artists, Nara’s work is now in the collections of such prestigious institutions as the Museum of Modern Art New York and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

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Weight 701 g

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