• Tadanori Yokoo

    Seibu Museum

    Tadanori Yokoo has been talked about and written about throughout all the stages of his career—from a superstar poster designer and graphic artist in the ’60s, through his spiritual transformations of the ’70s, to his conversion to full-time painting in the ’80s. At this recent exhibition, entitled “Neo Roman Baroque,” a young man commented that “Yokoo is Tokyo’s William Blake,” a remark that said more about Yokoo and his work than anything I had previously heard or read. Although it is an exaggeration (and even a bit of a distortion) to identify Yokoo with Blake, one can see in Yokoo’s works

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