Size 19 5/8 x 15 3/4 Inches
Yoshitomo Nara was born in 1959 in Hirosaki, a city known for its preserved samurai homes and thousands of cherry blossoms. As the youngest child of working parents, Nara spent most of his childhood alone, but found comfort in animals, music, and Japanese comic books. These childhood interests would go on to inspire a large majority of his work.
Nara studied at the prestigious Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music in Nagakute before moving to Germany in 1988. There, he became fascinated with Neo-Expressionism and the punk scene. As a foreigner and non-native speaker, Nara found himself isolated once again. Although, he attributes this feeling of disconnect to the rediscovery of himself.