Art / Painting | Ueno

B29 and Homeland: From My Childhood to Andy Warhol

Renowned for brightly colored, visually arresting works, artist and graphic designer Tadanori Yokoo's works often feature a seemingly eclectic range of motifs and cultural references.

Born in 1936, Yokoo's childhood experience of World War II had a great impact on his art. His depictions of the Occupation forces and war planes, however, were a reflection of his memory and experiences, rather than deliberate political commentary.

This exhibition focuses on Yokoo's works in the context of his pre- and postwar experiences. Pieces include his portrayal of historical figures, such as Douglas MacArthur; interpretations of pop culture influences like Tarzan; and portraits of famous cultural figures, including Andy Warhol. (Yukari Tanaka)