His earliest work was done in silk-screen, resulting in brighter colors. Yokoo designed this poster for an exhibition entitled "Persona" at Tokyo's Matsuya department store in November, 1965. The image, commenting as it was on the stifling nature of Japanese society on artists, was shocking, sensational and became an instant classic. It is extremely rare to find posters from Tadanori Yokoo's early career during which his printing runs were short and few were kept. We cannot find another copy up for sale since 1997. Tadanori Yokoo p. 69, Musee de l'Affiche / Yokoo p.1, Modern Poster 275, Avant Garde p. 184, Plakat Kunst p. 168, Enyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 273, MOMA 696.1966.
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About Tadanori Yokoo
Japanese, b. 1936