Keiichi Tanaami (b.1936) is one of the premier exponent of free form psychedelia in Japan. Besides luminous silkscreen posters replete with Western signifiers, Tanaami staged and participated in happenings all across Japan in the late 1960s. He crossed over into theater, fashion, and eventually magazine design, as art director of the Japanese Playboy in the 1970s. Like a lot of pop artists of the time, he has kept in play his luscious female forms, goldfish, and musical icons throughout his career. So following him is like following the evolution of a beautiful, often inscrutable, visual language.
November 26, 2013
I thought it’d be too crass to promote our Kickstarter for MOULD MAP 3 on here, so [...]