The children by Yoshitomo Nara express appeased and happy feelings. The artist sees a gap between the promises made during childhood and the threats of the adult life. When a child carries a weapon, it is only a small toy. He does not know to what extent the weapons of the adults are terrible.
The involvement of children in the art of Yoshitomo Nara is somehow the opposite of the children by Liu Ye, engaged in epic action or support for an philosophical or artistic thought.
The title of the painting for sale by Christie's in New York on November 9 is dreamlike: the little star dweller. The oversized head with closed eyes and happy smile is surrounded by stars made in glitter.
This acrylic on canvas 227 x 181 cm painted in 2006 is estimated $ 3M, lot 24A.
SOLD for $ 3.4M including premium