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b. 1936, Japan

Tadanori Yokoo Biography

With a career spanning over five decades, Tadanori Yokoo is an internationally celebrated artist and graphic designer. Born in 1936, Yokoo grew up in a family well established in the art of kimono making. This early exposure to textiles left a deep impression on the artist, reflected in his work to this day. In his early years, Tadanori Yokoo designed posters for local businesses, prefacing his later graphic design work on album covers for The Beatles, Santana and Miles Davis, among others. In 1960, he was admitted into the prestigious Nihon Design Centre. In 1972, the Museum of Modern Art, NY presented a solo exhibition of Yokoo, Graphics of Tadanori Yokoo. By 1981, the artist shifted his focus to painting after viewing a Picasso retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Throughout this period he has remained engaged and prolific in his graphic design work. 
 

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Yokoo’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous international museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Fondation Cartier, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the M+ Museum, Hong Kong. He has his own museum, the Tadanori Yokoo Museum of Contemporary Art, in Kobe, Japan.

Tadanori Yokoo Featured Artworks

A Night in Miyazaki — Eve of Typhoon by Tadanori Yokoo contemporary artwork
Tadanori YokooA Night in Miyazaki — Eve of Typhoon, 2004Acrylic on canvas
181.8 x 227.3 cm
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Non-Toxic? by Tadanori Yokoo contemporary artwork
Tadanori YokooNon-Toxic?, 1987Oil on canvas
162 x 130.3 cm
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The Primitive Universe by Tadanori Yokoo contemporary artwork
Tadanori YokooThe Primitive Universe, 2000Acrylic and collage on canvas
227.3 x 546 cm
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Tadanori Yokoo in Conversation with Eric Shriner Related Press Tadanori Yokoo in Conversation with Eric Shriner 15 January 2016, Whitewall

Tadanori Yokoo, who emerged on the Japanese avant-garde art scene in the 1960s, has been called the Warhol of Japan. He is still one of the country’s leading artists, still making work in which reality collides with fantasy in stark colors and scenes. Last November his new work was on view at Albertz Benda in New York, in the show 49 Years...

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