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Hideki Toyoshima in Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara

New People Artist Series: Vol. 1: Traveling with Yoshitomo Nara

2009 NR

Born in 1959, artist Yoshitomo Nara has amassed a huge following since bursting onto the scene in the 1990s with his soft-hued but subtly menacing paintings of wide-eyed weapon-bearing tots. This film provides an overview of his life and work. Examining the Japanese artist's paintings and sculptures in the context of his life and culture, the film reveals the diverse influences -- from Disney to graffiti -- that have shaped his work.