Keiichi Tanaami, ‘Blessing of the forest’, 1991, Phillips

All images: various sizes
All sheets: 24 1/4 x 34 in. (61.6 x 86.4 cm)

Signature: All signed, dated and numbered 60/300 in pencil or red crayon (there were also 30 artist's proofs)

About Keiichi Tanaami

Keiichi Tanaami is a seminal figure in Japanese Pop art. “Most of my expressions are based on my actual experiences,” he has said. “The countless amount of stimulative experiences, happenings and encounters…they become the keywords of my expressions.” Best known for his cartoonish and colorful paintings that blend dream figures and references to childhood experiences with pop culture iconography, Tanaami has also worked in video, animation, as well as graphic design and commercial illustration, drawing profound influence from the work of Andy Warhol.

Japanese, b. 1936, Tokyo, Japan