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    Sale 2314 | Lot 251
    Price Realized: $10,800With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2314 Lot 251

      TADANORI YOKOO (1936- ) YUKIO MISHIMA, THE AESTHETICS OF END. 1966.
      39 3/4x28 1/2 inches, 101x72 1/2 cm.
      Condition A: minor stain in bottom margin; abrasions in image. Silkscreen. Paper. Signed and numbered 7 out of 20 by the artist in green pen. Framed.
      The attitude of the Japanese toward marketing ingeniousness allowed Yokoo a kind of artistic freedom he would have been hard pressed to find in western economies where marketing often acts to censor creativity. Here, he is announcing the publication of a serialized essay by Yukio Mishima (the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka, one of the major Japanese avant-garde authors of the 20th century). The image combines such classical Japanese graphic elements as the rising sun and a great wave with a western-style locomotive and pin-up girl. Yokoo additionally designed book covers and other posters for the author as well. In addition to his literary legacy, Mishima is also known for having committed traditional suicide after a failed military coup. Tadanori Yokoo, p. 91, Musée de l'Affiche / Yokoo p.6, MOMA 697.1966.

      Estimate $5,000 - 7,500


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,800