Created in conjunction with a retrospective at New York's Asia Society, Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool by Melissa Chiu and Miwako Tezuka is a monograph on the past twenty years' worth of work by Yoshitomo Nara. Paintings, ceramics, sculptures and drawings connect influences from the worlds of art, music and contemporary youth, with a particular focus on isolation and rebellion. The catalogue includes essays by the exhibition curator and art critics Midori Matsui and Michael Wilson, as well as an interview with Nara and some of his blog posts from Nara Voice. The book's slipcase mimics the Asia Society installation, where Nara's work peeps through various windows.
Hardcover, 272 pages. Abrams, 2010. $37.80 at Amazon.