Jun 18, 2020 - Sale 2538

Sale 2538 - Lot 207

Price Realized: $ 16,250
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Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
TADANORI YOKOO (1936- ) [THE CITY AND DESIGN] / THE WONDERS OF LIFE ON EARTH. 1966.
40 1/2x29 inches, 102 3/4x73 1/2 cm.
Condition A-: minor creases and abrasions at edges and in image; small repaired tears at edges; tipped to mount. Silkscreen. Paper. Framed.
One of Yokoo's earliest posters, this promotes a book by Isamu Kurita, for which Yokoo also did the illustrations. Kurita wrote, "in considering illustration now, in its newer broader sense we can think of it as having the position within the sphere of design which adds flesh to words, sounds and forms." This "sensitive" design approach was perfectly suited to Yokoo's style. Rare. Musee de l'Affiche / Yokoo p. 3, Yokoo p. 72, Yokoo's Posters p. 7, Avant Garde p. 184, Word & Image p. 127, Modern Poster 276, Plakat Kunst p. 169, MoMA 699.1966.

From the estate of Alexander Kaplen.