As certain as seeing rain if you go to Seattle, there are some artists we expect to see during any art fair. So, on our first lap through Art Basel, we were alarmed to not find much work of Japanese blue chipper Yoshitomo Nara. But, after a closer look at his represented galleries including Tomio Koyama and Marianne Boesky, we found lots of love behind the curtain hidden away from the casual fair-goers. Long an AM favorite, we saw some rather unique techniques that are not common to his usual repertoire. For example, we saw a piece fully rendered by colored markers and along with some gorgeous graphite drawings that we couldn’t take our eyes off of.Check it all out after the jump.

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