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KEIICHI TANAAMI film retrospective
Japan 1975-2009 | Presented in Association with Asian Heritage Month and Angura!

Friday May 6th - 9:30pm
Park Theatre
Admission $7

Keiichi Tanaami, born in 1936 in Tokyo, is one of the leading pop artists of postwar Japan, and has been active as multi-genre artist since the 60s as a graphic designer, illustrator, video artist and fine artist. Psychedelic, avant-garde, alluring and outrageous elements permeate Tanaami's pieces, many of which have been the source of acclaim in films, art books, album covers and posters. In 1968 he traveled to the USA to work at Warhol’s Factory. Later he moved to San Francisco, where he got involved with the psychedelic movement, and in 1975 became the first Art Director of the Japanese Playboy magazine. His work has been compared to that of Tadanori Yokoo and Peter Max. 

This program contains a selection of Tanaami's film work from 1975-2009, a breathtaking smorgasbboard of psychedelic Japanese animation sure to whet your appetite for more - and for those who want more, we will have on hand a few imported DVD+booklet sets from Carte Blanche in France, graciously sent to us by the folks at Angura! in Toronto, which contains all 14 of Tanaami's short films.

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