The 185th gallery Exhibition DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection IV The 10th Memorial to Ikko Tanaka : Ikko Tanaka Posters 1980–2002
March 21, 2012 - May 11, 2012
The year 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of Ikko Tanakafs passing, who is one of the greatest Japanese graphic designers in its history. ddd gallery will bring about the exhibition gDNP Graphic Design Archives Collection IV: Ikko Tanaka Posters 1980-2002h.
In 2010, grand retrospective was held of works gleaned from the gIkko Tanaka Archivesh established in 2008, with a focus on those created between 1953 and 1979. Specifically, the exhibition showed posters from Mr. Tanakafs early to middle periods.
For this second exhibition, Mr. Tanakafs representative works have again been selected, this time concentrating on his later period spanning from 1980 through 2002. Within Mr. Tanakafs remarkable legacy, his achievements as a poster artist merit special notice. In particular it was during his later years that Mr. Tanaka established an unshakable reputation as one of the worldfs foremost poster designers.
It was during this period that Mr. Tanaka produced a wealth of his very finest posters – gNihon Buyoh, for instance, that drew enthusiastic encomiums. Even in his later years, through to the very end, he fully retained his creative freshness and acute sensibility. This exhibition of Mr. Tanakafs greatest works from this period will surely serve as an occasion for making new encounters with the timeless appeal of this eminent and unparalleled artist.
Gallery Talk & Opening
Talk session by Mr. Toshiyuki Kita is scheduled during the exhibition period.
Further information will be provided on our website once all the details have been confirmed.