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Tadanori Yokoo

Tadanori Yokoo is the outstanding visual artist of post-war Japan. By the late sixties he was regarded as the leading graphic artist of the period and his poster designs were recognised internationally. In 1970 he designed the Japanese textile pavilion for the Osaka Expo. After spending months in New York, he was intensely swayed by the emerging Pop Art scene as he had been by the psychedelia of the graphics of the period. In 1980, after seeing a major Picasso retrospective in New York, he became a painter. His paintings are in many collections worldwide. They constitute a record of the psychological as well as historical passage of his life and are drawn from his deepest memories. Now in his mid-eighties, he lives in Tokyo.