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July 15-Sept. 24

Yoshitomo Nara established his internationally renowned style of cartoon-like characters while living in Germany from the 1980s to the mid-’90s. His early works, he says, were derived from childhood memories and feelings of solitude while growing up in Hirosaki in Aomori Prefecture. Now, however, he is inspired by traveling, meeting new people, and a love of art, literature, history and music.

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