I want to make art that says 'fuck you!'" says Yoshimoto Nara. The artist has earned a cult fanbase in Japan, with good reason. Inspired by his favorite bands Nirvana, Social Distortion and the Clash, Nara exudes punk. He is widely recognized for his unique breed of neo-pop art and candidly expresses his anti-conformist attitude through scrawled phrases like "Fuck Politics." Juxtaposing innocence and corruption in a way that puts Britney to shame, Nara creates menacing images of youth. The little girls in his works, evocative of those in Japanese comic books (manga), alternate between harmless victims and angry, possessed creatures. A true Pop artist, Nara mass produces his art for your home as clocks, toys and even ashtrays.


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