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Yoshitomo Nara Arrested in New York - 03-10-2009, 03:11 AM

One of Japan's most famous contemporary artists has been arrested for illegal graffiti in New York:

Yoshitomo Nara, Known for his paintings and sculptures of doe-eyed figures, was arrested the day before his show for tagging graffiti-a portrait in marker of two Japanese friends-at the Union Square subway station. Subsisting on peanut butter sandwiches and milk, he spent two days in the downtown jail, which he optimistically described as "a nice experience in my life," saying it was "like in the movies," a small space filled with all manner of people he would not otherwise meet.

Full Article: Nara Arrested Before Boesky Opening - Art in America
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03-27-2009, 12:44 AM

Oh my God! It's shocking!!!

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03-27-2009, 01:48 AM

well, at least he liked the jail cell...

i needed a new sig
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03-28-2009, 06:39 PM

that made me chuckle. oh well, graffiti does get you arrested, thankfully i havent been caught.
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