TADANORI YOKOO
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Clash, 2015
acrylic on canvas
17 7/8 x 20 7/8 inches
45.5 x 53 cm

Tadanori Yokoo was born in Nishiwaki, Hyōgo Prefecture, in 1936. He joined the prestigious Nippon Design Center in 1960, but left after four years to pursue his personal path in art. By 1972, he was featured in a solo exhibition, Graphics of Tadanori Yokoo, at the Museum of Modern Art, as one of the youngest artists to receive the honor. After witnessing a Picasso retrospective at the same museum in 1980, he famously retired from design work and devoted himself to painting.

 

Yokoo’s work has been the subject of countless solo exhibitions and is held in the permanent collections of international museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Fondation Cartier, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
 

Download Artist's CV
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November 12 - December 19, 2015
albertz benda
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Japanese Art, On Its Own Terms
The New York Times
October 30, 2017
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Master of Mysterious Images
Art & Antiques
Fall 2016
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Tadanori Yokoo: 49 Years Later
ArtReview Asia
April 2016
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Welcome To The Wild, Wild World of Tadanori Yokoo, The
Another Man
Spring 2016
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Wham! The World Takes On American Pop
The New York Times
February 26, 2016
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Tadanori Yokoo in Conversation with Eric Shiner
Whitewall
Winter 2016
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The Monocle Arts Review
Monocle
December 7, 2015
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Psychedelic, the Trend in NY?
Senken
December 2, 2015
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Tadanori Yokoo: 49 Years Later at Albertz Benda Gallery in New York
Autre
November 17, 2015
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Tadanori Yokoo Receives 2015 Praemium Imperiale Award
Art Asia Pacific
September 25, 2015
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Artists Wolfgang Laib and Tadanori Yokoo Win 2015 Premium Imperiale
Artnet News
September 11, 2015
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Imagination Runs Wild in Japanese Contemporary Art
The Japan Times
June 11, 2014
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Total Immersion
Artforum,
February 2013
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Japan's Postwar Art Wave
Artnews,
January 2013
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Tadanori Yokoo Unearths a Future from a Personal Past
The Japan Times
December 13, 2012
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Repetition ad infinitum
Yomiyuri Shimbun,
November 29, 2012
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Tadanori Yokoo Modern Art Museum Opens
Yomiuri Shimbun,
November 9, 2012
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Tadanori Yokoo
Whitewall,
Fall 2012
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Tadanori Yokoo Museum to Open in Kobe
Kyodo News,
June 2, 2012
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Histoire de voir, Show and Tell: Tadanori Yokoo
Fondation Cartier pour l’Art contemporain,
May 15 - October 21, 2012
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Tadanori Yokoo: Kora-ju
The Village Voice,
May 9, 2012
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Tadanori Yokoo: Kora-ju
New York Seikatsu,
May 5, 2012
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MFA Show Mixes Modern Interpretations of Shambhala With Extraordinary Collection of restored Tibetan Thangkas
The Fenway News Online,
April 12, 2012
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Artist Yokoo, four others win 2011 Asahi Award
The Asahi Shimbun
January 1, 2012
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Electrical Banana
Tadanori Yokoo
November 2011
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Tadanori Yokoo: Dark was the Night
ArtAsiaPacific,
Summer 2011
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Works by Tadanori Yokoo
Chicago Reader
April 10, 2010
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Forks and Fate
Giant Robot,
November, 2008
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Time Out! New York Tadanori Yokoo
Time Out! New York,
October 9-15, 2008
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Waiting for Tadanori Yokoo
New York Art Beat,
September 12, 2008
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Tadanori Yokoo at Friedman Benda
New York Seikatsu,
September 9, 2008
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Tadanori Yokoo at Friedman Benda
DesignBoom.com,
September 6, 2008
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Tadanori Yokoo at Friedman Benda
Antiques and the Arts Weekly (The Newtown B),
August 29, 2008
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Yokoo's Universe of Adventure
Kansai Time Out,
July, 2008
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2000 Hall of Fame
Art Directors Club,
January 2000