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Poster, Exhibition of Rokuro Taniuchi at Seibu Department Store, 1981

This is a Poster. It was designed by Tadanori Yokoo. It is dated 1981 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is screenprint on white wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Rokuro Taniuchi was an acclaimed illustrator known for his child-like, surreal covers for the weekly magazine Shukan Shincho. In this poster for a 1981 exhibition of his work, a fluorescent pink portrait of a smiling, cigarette-holding Taniuchi floats over a blue-yellow ombre background to produce an image that is emblematic of Yokoo’s Pop-Art, exuberant aesthetic.

This object was donated by Marc Benda and Sara Benda. It is credited Gift of Sara and Marc Benda.

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Its dimensions are

102.5 x 72.7 cm (40 3/8 x 28 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Poster, Exhibition of Rokuro Taniuchi at Seibu Department Store, 1981; Designed by Tadanori Yokoo (Japanese, b. 1936); screenprint on white wove paper; 102.5 x 72.7 cm (40 3/8 x 28 5/8 in.); Gift of Sara and Marc Benda; 2009-12-14

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color.

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