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Yoshitomo Nara Arrested For Graffiti in New York Subway

By Hanae Ko

YOSHIMOTO NARA's drawings on the wall of Niagara Bar, New York, done hours before 

he was arrested for a separate graffiti incident. Photo by Alis Atwell / Artasiapacific.

The Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara was arrested on February 27 for drawing graffiti in a New York City subway station. The artist, 49, best known for his cartoon-like drawings of girls with glaring moon-shaped eyes, was stopped by police at 3:30 am, when he was using a marker to draw a small face…

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