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  • Provenance

    Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Sotheby's, New York, 17 May 2018, lot 502
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Paris, Centre National de l'estampe et de l'art imprimé, Who snatched the babies?, June September 2002, n.p. (illustrated)
    Cleveland, Museum of Contemporary Art; Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art; San Jose Museum of Art; St. Louis, Contemporary Art Museum; Honolulu, The Contemporary Museum, Yoshitomo Nara: Nothing Ever Happens, September 2003 - May 2005
    Hong Kong, Sotheby's S2 Gallery, The World According to Nara, September 2014, cat. no. 14, pp. 48-49 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Yoshitomo Nara, ed., Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works, Volume 2: Works on Paper, Tokyo, 2011, cat. no. D-2002-042, p. 183 (illustrated)


Lot offered with No Reserve

Untitled (Who Snatched the Babies)

pencil and coloured pencil on paper
27.1 x 20.2 cm (10 5/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2001-02.

£10,000 - 15,000 • ‡

Sold for £27,500

Contact Specialist

Charlotte Gibbs

Head of Sale, London

+44 20 7901 7993

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020