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Keiichi Tanaami

Keiichi Tanaami Keiichi Tanaami was born in 1936 in Tokyo and graduated from Musashino University of Art. Since 1960’s, he has been the one and only artist, who worked actively as graphic designer, illustrator, and artist, without being limited to media or genre, or rather beyond them. While a university student, He was associated with artists such as Ushio SHINOHARA and Tomio MIKI, the leading figures of Neo-dada Japan, then after his graduation in the middle of 1960’s, he was influenced by the psychedelic culture and Pop art, and has been making works widely such as films, silk-screens, paintings, and sculptures. Especially the encounter with Andy Warhol in the end of 1960’s, got him triggered, and he has kept experimental tries against main problems in the contemporary art scene, such as “art and design”, “merchandise and art”, and “connection between daily life and beauty” until today.

Works

Keiichi Tanaami - Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 1
Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 1
by Keiichi Tanaami
$3,500
Keiichi Tanaami - Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 2
Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 2
by Keiichi Tanaami
$3,500
Keiichi Tanaami - Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 3
Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 3
by Keiichi Tanaami
$3,500
Keiichi Tanaami - Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 4
Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 4
by Keiichi Tanaami
$3,500
Keiichi Tanaami - Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 5
Lost and Wandering Bridge Series 5
by Keiichi Tanaami
$3,500
Keiichi Tanaami - Shonen Tiger 01
Shonen Tiger 01
by Keiichi TanaamiSoji Yamakawa
$2,000
Keiichi Tanaami - Shonen Tiger 02
Shonen Tiger 02
by Keiichi TanaamiSoji Yamakawa
$2,000
Keiichi Tanaami - Shonen Oja
Shonen Oja
by Keiichi TanaamiSoji Yamakawa
$2,000
Keiichi Tanaami - Kannooon
Kannooon
by Keiichi Tanaami
$2,500

Exhibition

Solo Exhibition

2010 "Wander in The Chaos World-Keiichi Tanaami's Fantastic World", The Oct Art & Design Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2009 "Kochuten," NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
"SPIRAL 2," Galerie Gebr.Lehmann, Dresden /Berlin
"KANNOOON," NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
2008 "DAYTRIPPER," Art & Public _Cabinet PH), Geneva
"ArtHK08," ANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
"SPIRAL," Galerie Gebr.Lehmann, Dresden /Berlin
"COLORFUL," NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
2007 "DAYDREAM," NANZUKA UNDERGROUND, Tokyo
2006 "TANAAMISM," Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo
"Layers of Keiichi Tanaami," Gallery AUBE, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
"Keiichi Tanaami _ KAMON," Paul Smith 9 Albemarls Street Shop, London
2005 Transplant Gallery, New York
"Films of Keiichi Tanaami and Graphic 100," the Norwegian International Film Festival, Norway
2004 "DISCO UNIVERSITY with Naohiro Ukawa," KPO Kirin Plaza Osaka, Japan
"TANAAMI’S BEAUTY PARADE," Naruyama Gallery, Tokyo
"Keiichi Tanaami _ Ascension Furniture," graf media gm, Osaka
"Keiichi Tanaami - Ascension Furniture + Fantastic City," EX’REALM, Tokyo
"Keiichi Tanaami _ Big Playground City," IDEE, Kyoto
2003 "Collage of FLOWERS by Keiichi Tanaami," Art Space Eumeria, Tokyo
"Keiichi Tanaami-GET BACK," Gallery 360°, Tokyo
2002 "Tactile Sensibility of the Age-Keiichi Tanaami Graphic Works 1967-2002," D’s Gallery, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto
"Keiichi Tanaami 3000 Drawings," Gallery 360°, Tokyo
"Keiichi Tanaami-Goldfish Lurking in a Glorious View," graf media gm, Osaka
"Keiichi Tanaami-Legends of Volupte 1971-2002," Uplink Factory, Tokyo
2001 "Keiichi Tanaami BLOW UP Launch Exhibition," Gallery 360°, Tokyo
"Goldfish Exhibition by Keiichi Tanaami," Tokyo International Forum・Exhibition space, Tokyo
2000 "Keiichi Tanaami Graphic Works in the 60’s," Gallery 360°, Tokyo
1998 "Variation by Dry-Point," Gallery Vivant, Tokyo
1996 "Keiichi Tannami-100 Prints," Chukyo University C-Square, Nagoya
1995 "Keiichi Tanaami Print Exhibition-Resembling," Gallery Vivant, Tokyo
"Keiichi Tanaami Print Exhibition-Travel for Memories," Bokushin Gallery, Tokyo
1994 "Keiichi Tanaami-Works of Print 1967-1994," Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
"Keiichi Tanaami’s Film-Image of Memory," AV Hall, Kawasaki City Museum, Kanagawa
1992 "The World of Keiichi Tanaami," Ikeda 20th Century Museum, Shizuoka
1991 "SPIRAL FOREST-2," Nogizaka Art Hall, Tokyo
"Keiichi Tanaami Print Exhibition - CELEBLATION OF THE FOREST," Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
1990 "LAW OF THE FOREST," Seibu Hall, Shiga
1989 "New Works of Keiichi Tanaami - LAW OF THE FOREST," Shibuya Seibu Seed Hall, Tokyo
1987 "Keiichi Tanaami," Annecy Chateau Museum, France
“THE HOUSE IN ACSENTION”, Plus Minus Gallery, Tokyo
1986 “THE HOLLYWOOD STARDUST”, Gallery 360°, Yurakucho Seibu Marion, Tokyo
“The World of Keiichi Tanaami - PASSAGE IN THE AIR”, Shibuya Seibu Seed Hall, Tokyo
1985 “HYAKKA RYORAN (Bright With All Sorts of Flowers) _ Keiichi Tanaami 60’s Poster Exhibition”, Gallery 360°, Tokyo
1984 “BURNING IN THE EVENING SERIES”, Gallery Vivant, Tokyo
1980 “GIKEIZUKAN (The Illustrated Book of Artificial View) SERIES”, Gallery Vivant, Tokyo
1979 “ANOTHER PARADISE OF ARTIFICE SERIES”, Ao Gallery, Tokyo
1977 “BOENKYO (The Mirror of Forgetting Childhood)” Serigraphy, Ao Gallery, Tokyo
1976 “YOUSHIKEI (Infantile Landscape)”, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1974 SUPER ORANGE OF LOVE SERIES”, Nishimura Gallery, Tokyo
1972 “Films by Keiichi Tanaami”, Tenjo-Sajiki-kan, Tokyo
“Clockwork Marilyn”, Gallery Décor, Tokyo
1971 “Keiichi Tanaami - CELLULOID BORN IN AMERICA”, Gallery Décor, Tokyo
Cinema Demonstration”, Sogetsu Hall, Tokyo
1965 “Keiichi Tanaami - SERIES ORDER MADE”, Tsubaki Kindai Gallery, Tokyo
1959 “Formative Art of Light by Metallic Art”, Ginza Sato Gallery, Tokyo
1958 “Metallic Art for Open-air Murals”, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo
   

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New Arrival: "Lost and Wandering Bridge" by Keiichi Tanaami
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New Arrival: Silkscreen by Tanaami and Yamakawa
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