May 23, 2019 - Sale 2510

Sale 2510 - Lot 240

Price Realized: $ 20,000
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Estimate: $ 20,000 - $ 30,000
TADANORI YOKOO (1936- ) HAVING REACHED A CLIMAX AT THE AGE OF 29, I WAS DEAD. 1965.
40 1/2x29 inches, 103x73 3/4 cm.
Condition A. Hand-signed by the artist in pen. Silkscreen. Paper. Framed.
Yokoo, who can be credited as the artist who introduced Pop Art to Japan, did much of his earliest work in silkscreen, resulting in brighter colors. He designed this poster for the Persona Exhibition at Tokyo's Matsuya department
store in November, 1965. The image, commenting as it was on the stifling nature of Japanese society on artists, was shocking, sensational and became an instant classic. It is extremely rare to find posters from Tadanori Yokoo's early career during which his printing runs were short and few were kept. Yokoo 280, Modern Poster 275, Word and Image p. 126, Avant Garde p. 184, Plakat Kunst p. 168, Enyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 273, Yokoo / Veyrier p. 1, Yokoo / 100 Posters p. 17, MoMA 696.1966....