Stussy – Guest Artist Series: Keiichi Tanaami | Video

By - March 29th, 2013

Stussy   Guest Artist Series: Keiichi Tanaami | Video

Like many Japanese of his generation, artist http://freshnessmag.com/2013/03/08/stussy-x-keiichi-tanaami-spring-summer-2013-t-shirt-collection/”>Keiichi Tanaami‘s experiences during the latter part of World War II are forever seared into his memories. Whether intentional or not, the sense of desperation and horror endured at the time have resonated throughout all of his works since. Just as fellow Japanese avant-garde artist http://yayoi-kusama.jp” target=”_blank”>Yayoi Kusama altered the concept of performance art, Tanaami did the same for graphic arts and in turn elevate the importance of manga from mere comics to a source of inspiration to future artists. In what could only be described as “Salvador Dalí on acid”, Tanaami worked on album cover art for Jefferson Airplane and http://monkees.net/” target=”_blank”>The Monkees, helped art direct http://playboy.com/” target=”_blank”>Playboy Magazine in Japan and influenced artists like http://kawsone.com” target=”_blank”>KAWS and others. So it is only fitting for this iconic figure within the Japanese contemporary art world to take part in Stussy Guest Artist Series. Here is a rare glimpse of the artist, thanks to director Adam Jay Weissman and http://stussy.com” target=”_blank”>Stussy. In the meantime, you can find his http://freshnessmag.com/2013/03/08/stussy-x-keiichi-tanaami-spring-summer-2013-t-shirt-collection/”>limited edition tees with Stussy through select retailers worldwide.

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