YOKOO TADANORI AND HIS WORKS, FIRST EDITION
YOKOO, Tadanori. Tadanori Yokoo and His Works. Tokyo: Heibonsha, 1996. Quarto, original pictorial paper boards, original photographic slipcase, original obi, original cardboard slipcase. $1200.
First edition, with 345 color plates of Yokoo’s unique neo-expressionist artworks.
“In his posters, graphic, and stage designs of the sixties and in his recent paintings, Yokoo mirrors the twisted extravagance and empty center of Japanese postwar cultural identity… Although Yokoo’s illustrations of the chic, splendid sham of life at the millennium are steeped in irony, his compassion is unwavering and profuse… His unconditional capacity to collect, embrace, appropriate, and reinvent an infinite store of cultural icons suggests the wisdom at the heart of his monstrosity: See it all, do it all, be it all” (Munroe, 283). Text in English and Japanese.
Scarce with original belly band, in fine condition.