This skateboard triptych features a reproduction of Yoshitomo Nara’s Miss Margaret (2016), a painting that delivers the prominent Japanese artist’s trademark blend of childlike innocence and adult emotions on the same face. It also exemplifies the importance of eyes in Nara's later work, influenced by the change in his eyesight as he aged.
"Having lost my perfect eyesight—or having gained new sight—I started regarding myself just as one part of my audience," Nara, whose work is represented in MoMA’s collection, remarked. "They say human eyes are the mirror of the soul, and I used to draw them too carelessly... About ten years ago, however, I became more interested in expressing complex feelings in a more complex way."This Yoshitomo Nara Skateboard Triptych is produced by The Skateroom, a platform for promoting, selling and producing art on skateboards that supports youth-empowering organizations. Add your own wheels (not included) for a cool, functional skateboard or hang the triptych on your wall as art (wall mount included). For instructions on how to mount your boards, please click here. Each deck measures 31h x 8w x 0.5"d.
DesignerYoshitomo Nara and The Skateroom
Size31h x 8w x 0.5"d per deck
Material7-ply Canadian Maple Wood
Year of Design2016
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Since the mid-1990s, Yoshitomo Nara has exhibited around the world, working with a range of institutions he feels a strong affinity with. His approach to art-making is similarly dependent on his sense of connection to the process of creating; his paintings are expressions of colors that breathe life into his bold images; his sculptures bear traces of his fingers that have shaped their forms; and his drawings, a daily practice, capture the spontaneity of thoughts. Nara has also exhibited his photographic works to depict his daily life and travels. To celebrate the long relationship with Yoshitomo Nara and MoMA, we’ve closely collaborated to create an exclusive line of products that feature details of Nara’s work. Yoshitomo Nara’s work is represented in MoMA’s collection.
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