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The 57th DNP Graphic Design Archives Collection IV -The 10th Memorial to Ikko Tanaka- Ikko Tanaka Posters 1980–2002

June 09, 2012 - September 09, 2012

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The year 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of Ikko Tanakafs passing, who is one of the greatest Japanese graphic designers in its history. CCGA will bring about the exhibition gDNP Graphic Design Archives Collection IV: Ikko Tanaka Posters 1980-2002h.

In January 2010, on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of Mr. Tanakafs demise, a grand retrospective was held of works gleaned from the gIkko Tanaka Archivesh established in 2008, with a focus on those created between 1953 and 1979. Specifically, the exhibition showed 161 posters from Mr. Tanakafs early to middle periods.

For this second exhibition, 150 of Mr. Tanakafs representative works have again been selected, this time concentrating on his later period spanning from 1980 through 2002. Within Mr. Tanakafs 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 worldfs foremost poster designers.

It was during this period that Mr. Tanaka produced a wealth of his very finest posters – gNihon Buyoh, 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. Tanakafs 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.

Address

Center for Contemporary Graphic Art and Tyler Graphics Archive Collection
Miyata 1, Shiota, Sukagawa-shi, Fukushima, 962-0711 Japan
Phone: 0248-79-4811/Fax: 0248-79-4816

Hours

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Admission until 4:45 p.m.)

Closed

Monday and the day after a public holiday

Admission

General: 300/Student: 200/65 years old and over,
elementary school students and younger and handicapped people: free