LITTLE WANDERER by Yoshitomo Nara
January 24, 2014
The Little Wanderer, an extension of Nara’s Little Pilgrim works, is a charming fantastical character that leisurely strolls about meandering here and there with a simple mechanical mechanism. Put together a group and watch as they slowly roam about in their dreamlike state searching for lost childhood dreams and someone to love.
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Yoshitomo Nara was born in Aomori, Japan in 1959. Nara is a part of a generation of young Japanese artists whose works are informed by Japanese popular culture, primarily manga (comics) and television animation. Recently his work has been included in the following group exhibitions: ‘Contemporary Drawings: Eight Propositions,’ MoMA QNS, Queens, New York, Superflat at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles,Art/Domestic: Temperature of the Time at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 1999,and The Manga Age at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, 1998. Nara has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Santa Monica Museum, and the Yokohama Museum of Art.