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  • Provenance

    Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the current owner

  • Literature

    Noriko Miyamura and Shinko Suzuki, eds., Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Volume 2: Works on Paper 1984-2010, Tokyo, 2011, no. D-1997-016, p. 103 (illustrated)


I’m not trying To Be Mean

signed and dated 'Nara [in Japanese] '97' lower right; further signed, titled and dated '"I'm not trying To Be Mean" Nara [in Japanese] '97' on the reverse
acrylic on paper
50.2 x 36.2 cm. (19 3/4 x 14 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1997.

HK$600,000 - 800,000 

Sold for HK$687,500

Contact Specialist
Isaure de Viel Castel
Head of Department, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Charlotte Raybaud
Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019