May 23, 2019 - Sale 2510

Sale 2510 - Lot 244

Price Realized: $ 9,375
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
TADANORI YOKOO (1936- ) [BALLAD TO AN AMPUTATED LITTLE FINGER.] 1967.
40x28 inches, 101 1/2x71 cm. Yakuza Shobo.
Condition A / A-: minor creases and abrasions at edges; hand-signed by the artist in pen. Silkscreen. Paper. Framed.
Yokoo created this poster for a book, as an homage to actor Ken Takakura, famous for "Yakuza" or gangster movies, in which members often cut off part of their little finger to show their loyalty. Modern Poster 277, Yokoo / Veyrier p. 7, Yokoo / 100 Posters 22, Yokoo 381. MoMA 81.1972.