Keiichi Tanaami "Death Bridge" @ AISHONANZUKA

A master in his own hallmark style of zagging, psychedelic paintings, prolific Japanese painter

By
Arts
3,519 Hypes 0 Comments

A master in his own hallmark style of zagging, psychedelic paintings, prolific Japanese painter Keiichi Tanaami brings his work to a new exhibit in Hong Kong. In the 1960s, Tanaami created Japanese-edition album covers for The Monkees and Jefferson Airplane before joining the ranks of Playboy as art director. This set the painter up perfectly to create a lengthy body of pop art-inspired works, an aesthetic that exists even in the two series premiering at next week’s Art Basel in Hong Kong. The first set of paintings references pop icons such as Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon, done in an exaggerated animation style per Osamu Tezuka and Walt Disney. The second set is a bit more modernist, depicting Tanaami’s childhood war experiences as overlapping, obscured images. Both sets will debut at AISHONANZUKA in Hong Kong beginning May 15.

AISHONANZUKA
39 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Aberdeen
Hong Kong

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Shooting the Swells with Photographer Clark Little
Arts

Shooting the Swells with Photographer Clark Little

With the release of his new book Shorebreak, Clark Little becomes the first subject in The

Grind London 2014 Spring/Summer "Classic Summer Cuts" Lookbook
Fashion

Grind London 2014 Spring/Summer "Classic Summer Cuts" Lookbook

Grind London presents a slew of new patterned goods for Spring/Summer 2014, offering the “Classic

Shabazz Palaces Share New Song "They Come In Gold" & Detail New Album
Music 

Shabazz Palaces Share New Song "They Come In Gold" & Detail New Album

Three years after their critically acclaimed debut album, Black Up, the Seattle-based duo of


Flume & Chet Faker - Drop The Game (The Golden Pony Remix)
Music 

Flume & Chet Faker - Drop The Game (The Golden Pony Remix)

The Chet Faker-related music just keeps rolling in. In Pigeons and Planes’ recent piece on the

White Mountaineering 2014 Spring/Summer Blue Suede Longwing Austerity Brogues
Footwear Fashion

White Mountaineering 2014 Spring/Summer Blue Suede Longwing Austerity Brogues

Once again pairing the classic with the contemporary, Japan’s renowned White Mountaineering has

Troy Ave featuring Fredo Santana - My Pride
Music 

Troy Ave featuring Fredo Santana - My Pride

Well, this is an interesting pairing. Though both Troy Ave and Fredo Santana’s music revolves

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.