Artists have added text to artworks for centuries, usually as a way to enhance or explain a concept. Tadanori Yokoo, however, combines painting and words in ways that often have no purpose at all. Sometimes, lettering is chosen for purely aesthetic purposes — to amplify the visual impact of the work; other times it becomes a medium with which Yokoo unleashes repressed inner thoughts.
Highlighting the different approaches Yokoo took for commercial and artistic works, this exhibition brings together his advertising poster designs and other pieces; March 2-June 30.
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