Tadanori YOKOO

Tadanori Yokoo was born in 1936 in Hyogo Prefecture. Together with Masuo Ikeda, he counts as one of the veritable superstars of 1960s Japanese art. Yokoo was interested into pictures already as a child and submitted works to magazines such as Shonen Manga already in elementary school. During his high school days, his aspirations changed from Manga artist to illustrator, and he enrolled for distance university classes. Yokoo also started to paint in oil colors and to apply for exhibitions. However, submissions such as to the Taiheiyo Art Association were rejected because of his age. Out of consideration for his parents, Yokoo forwent art university and started to work, but was laid off half a year later. During 1956, he continued to submit to magazines and exhibitions, while at the same time working at the advertisement department of the Kobe Shimbun newspaper.

The following year, he began to design posters for the operations department of Kobe Shimbun. In 1959, Yokoo transferred to the National Advertisement Institute, and joined the Nippon Design Center in 1960. While his reputation continued to grow, Yokoo in 1965 met Yukio Mishima on the occasion of his first solo exhibition, and in 1967 joined Shuji Terajima’s theater project, Tenjo Sajiki, as an artistic support. Yokoo also began to exhibit outside of Japan. While he worked as a graphic artist throught the 1980s, an exhibition of Picasso’s work that he saw in New York in 1980 eventually triggered Yokoo to switch to oil painting. Yokoo continued to collaborate widely and in diverse media. To this day, he remains one of the outstanding Japanese visual artists.

 

Official Site: http://www.tadanoriyokoo.com

 


"Problems of Today" exhibition poster

1968
Offest
52.0x36.0cm
Ed. 70
Signed on the plate


From "Problems of Today:" 'Drawing from Sex'

1969
Silkscreen
Image size: 19.0x13.6cm
Sheet size: 19.8x19.8cm
Ed. 70
Signed with pencil

 


"Impression of Tahiti I-A" (deckle-edged)

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese deckle-edged paper
Image size: 85.0x60.5cm
Sheet size: 112.0x72.5cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 36 (Kodansha)


"Impression of Tahiti I-C" (deckle-edged)

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese deckle-edged paper
Image size: 85.0x60.5cm
Sheet size: 112.0x72.5cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 38 (Kodansha)


"Impression of Tahiti II-A" (deckle-edged)

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese deckle-edged paper
Image size: 85.0x60.5cm
Sheet size: 112.0x72.5cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 39 (Kodansha)

 


"Impression of Tahiti II-B" (deckle-edged)

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese deckle-edged paper
Image size: 85.0x60.5cm
Sheet size: 112.0x72.5cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 40 (Kodansha)


"Impression of Tahiti II-C" (deckle-edged)

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese deckle-edged paper
Image size: 17.0x12.0cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 41 (Kodansha)


"Impression of Tahiti I-A"

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese paper
Image size: 83.9x59.1cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 36 (Kodansha)

 


"Impression of Tahiti I-B"

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese paper
Image size: 83.9x59.1cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 37 (Kodansha)


"Impression of Tahiti I-C"

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese paper
Image size: 83.9x59.1cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 38 (Kodansha)


"Impression of Tahiti II-A"

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese paper
Image size: 83.9x59.1cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 39 (Kodansha)

 


"Impression of Tahiti II-B"

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese paper
Image size: 83.9x59.1cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 40 (Kodansha)


"Impression of Tahiti II-C"

1973
Silkscreen on Japanese paper
Image size: 83.9x59.1cm
TP, Ed. 100
Signed
Raisoneé No. 41 (Kodansha)


"Jungle Book (1)"

1982
Silkscreen
Image size: 17.0x12.0cm
Ed. 1000
Signed
Raisoneé No. 78 (Kodansha)

 


"Jungle Book (2)"

1982
Silkscreen
Image size: 17.0x12.0cm
Ed. 1000
Signed
Raisoneé No. 79 (Kodansha)


"Artist in Forest (2)"

1984
Lithograph
Image size: 18.0x17.0cm
Ed. 365
Signed
Raisoneé No. 106 (Kodansha)


"Chirico: This Closed Off Intellect"

1990
Silkscreen
Image size: 147.0x102.5cm
Sheet size: 158.5x112.7cm
Ed. 71/150
Signed

 


"Success Created by Ambition"

1990
Silkscreen
Image size: 153.0x95.0cm
Sheet size: 165.0x110.0cm
Ed. 100 (P.P.)
Signed


Eikoh HOSOE + Tadanori YOKOO
"Ordeal by Roses (Yukio Mishima)"
2007
Silkscreen
103.0x72.8cm
Ed. 150
Signed by both artists


Eikoh HOSOE + Tadanori YOKOO
"Embrace (A World of Eikoh Hosoe)"
2007
Silkscreen
103.0x72.8cm
Ed. 120
Signed by both artists

 


Eikoh HOSOE + Tadanori YOKOO
"Tatsumi Hijikata and the Japanese people""
2007
Silkscreen
103.0x72.8cm
Ed. 90
Signed by both artists


Eikoh HOSOE + Tadanori YOKOO
"The Butterfly Dream (Kazuo Ohno)"
2007
Silkscreen
103.0x72.8cm
Ed. 120
Signed by both artists


Eikoh HOSOE + Tadanori YOKOO
"Ukiyo-e Projections"
2007
Silkscreen
103.0x72.8cm
Ed. 120
Signed by both artists

 

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 Exhibitions (Japanese only) 
2007
141nd Gallery Exhibition: Eikoh Hosoe: Ukiyo-e Projections, Mar. 16-Mar. 31

1999
59th Gallery Exhibition: Art Posters by Robert Longo, David Hockney, Tadanori Yokoo and others, Jul. 30-Aug. 14

1997
33rd Gallery Exhibition: Faces: Works From Our Collection by Yasumasa Morimura, Tadanori Yokoo, Takao Ono, Shinji Ogawa, Andy Warhol, Balthus, Sep. 5-Sep. 20

1996
10th Gallery Exhibition: People Portrayed: Works by Tadanori Yokoo, Yoshihisa Kitatsuji, Takao Ono, Yasumasa Morimura, Katsura Funakoshi, Feb. 2-Feb. 24