Published by Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris. Text by Jacqueline Lichtenstein. Interview with Tadanori Yokoo.
A major avant-garde figure in 1960s and ’70s graphic design, Tadanori Yokoo (born 1936) started his career in advertising and illustration and rapidly garnered international recognition. Playing on styles from different eras, he has developed a singular language that adopts graphic elements from classic Japanese culture and Western references alike. Published in 2006 for the Tadanori Yokoo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, this catalog is a window onto the extraordinary world of his painting, still relatively unknown today, the highly diverse imagery of which is based repetition and borrowing.