Color Blast! ― AY-O, IKEDA Masuo, YAYANAGI Go
This exhibit will be held in two locations.
1) Frederick Harris Gallery, Tokyo American Club (TAC) B1,
2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8649 Access
September 13 (Wed) – October 2 (Mon) 11:00 – 21:00 （Last day -14:00）
Reservation required 3 days before for non-TAC members.
For reservations and inquiries, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
This exhibition features three prominent Japanese print artists, AY-O, IKEDA Masuo, and YAYANAGI Go, who took the international art world by storm in the 1960s and 1970s. These three artists, who were all born in the early 1930s and developed close friendships with each other, have exhibited at the CWAJ Print Show about 20 times since the 1960s. Prints by Tanaka Hiroshi, a graphic designer who won the CWAJ Grand Prize in 1969, will also be on display.
The works of AY-O, who is called the “Rainbow Artist” for his consistent use of the graduated colors of the rainbow, IKEDA Masuo, who manipulates vivid Mediterranean blues and reds, YAYANAGI Go, who arranges primary colors in his trademark black and white stripes, and Tanaka Hiroshi, who creates pop posters, all share a dynamic color palette and vibrant sense of humor.
*This special exhibit was inspired by Dr. Kit Brooks, a 2009 CWAJ Scholar and currently Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art in the US. Dr. Brooks organized the exhibition “Ay-Ō’s Happy Rainbow Hell” at the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution (March 25 – September 10, 2023). CWAJ deeply appreciates the contribution of Dr. Brooks to this exhibit.
Reservations and Inquiries
Guests must be registered in advance by CWAJ. Please select date and time of visit from the following and fill out the form.
September 13 (Wed) 13:00～19:00
September 14 (Thu) 11:00～17:00
September 15 (Fri) 11:00～17:00
September 16 (Sat) 11:00～17:00
September 19 (Tue) 13:00～17:00
September 20 (Wed) noon～17:00
September 21 (Thu) noon～18:00
September 22 (Fri) 11:00～16:00
September 24 (Sun) noon～16:00
September 25 (Mon) noon～18:00
September 26 (Tue) 11:00～16:00
October 1 (Sun) 11:00～16:00
If you are visiting as a group please input all the names.
*Non-members are not allowed to enter the club facilities other than the B1F gallery area.
*There is no guest parking space.
*There is a dress code in the gallery. We ask for business casual attire.
*Children under 18 years old are not allowed.
*During Club events access to the gallery may be limited.
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