Keiichi Tanaami, ‘Goldfish’, 1974, Phillips

Signature: signed and dated "Keiichi Tanaami 1974" lower center

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 42, p. 75 (illustrated)

Gallery 360°, Tokyo
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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