Ay-O
Born 1931 in Ibaraki Prefecture, Ay-O’s real name is Takao Iijima. He graduated from the Tokyo University of Education in 1954. Still in university in 1953, Ay-O participated in the Demokrato Artist Association established by fellow artist Ei-Q. He co-founded the art group Jitsuzaisha (“The Realists”) with Masuo Ikeda.

Since his first visit to the US in 1958 he moved back and forth between America and Japan, and since 1962 actively took part in the avant-garde movement Fluxus. In 1971, he won the prize of the São Paulo Biennial, reflecting his international recognition.


"Crane"
2002
Silkscreen
22.0x16.0cm
Ed. 200
Signed

"Move by Rainbow an Animal! #13"
1963
Mixed media
47.2x47.9x17.2cm
Signed

"I love you"
Unique version
1974
Silkscreen
61.1x44.2cm
Unique (1/1)
Signed

"A Kirin came"
1985
Silkscreen
35.0x45.0cm
Ed. C
Signed
Raisonné no. 543

"Two Small Birds"
1978
Silkscreen
Image size: 12.0x14.5cm
Sheet size: 25.0x33.3cm
Ed. 200
Signed
Raisonné no. 354

"Rainbow Robot"
1979
Silkscreen
55.0x38.0cm
Ed. 200
Signed
Raisonné no. 392

"Crystal Tree"
1981
Silkscreen
30.0x29.0cm
Ed. 500
Signed
Raisonné no. 436

"White Hole a"
1984
Silkscreen
35.0x35.0cm
Ed. 90
Signed
Raisonné no. 531

"A Leaf"
1979
Silkscreen
38.0x55.0cm
Ed. 200
Signed
Raisonné no. 385

"What Happened?"
1979
Silkscreen
55.0x38.0cm
Ed. 200
Signed
Raisonné no. 387


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