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KEIICHI TANAAMI

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42nd Street Apple, late 1960s Ink Drawing & Screen Tone Collage on Paper 15 1/4” X 18 7/8” © Courtesy of the artist and Corbett vs. Dempsey
KEIICHI TANAAMI

1120 N. Ashland Ave.
3rd Fl. (above Dusty Groove)
Chicago, IL 60622
July 27th, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
Opening: July 27th, 2012 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.corbettvsdempsey.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
info@corbettvsdempsey.com
PHONE:  
773.278.1664
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-5 and by appointment

DESCRIPTION

In the West Wing, CvsD presents the Chicago debut of Keiichi Tanaami. Born in Tokyo in 1936, Tanaami has been active as a video artist, animator, designer, and visual artist since the 1960s, and his enormous oeuvre continues to expand with ever stranger images that, since a near-death experience in 1981, have had a bardo-like hallucinatory buzz. This small exhibition spotlights a series of exquisite, over-the-top drawings that Tanaami made in the late 1960s after his first trip to New York. Dazzlingly brazen and oversexed, riffing on the pornographic excesses of American pop culture, these superheated ink outings were much loved by Yamataka Eye of the Boredoms when they were rediscovered in the late 1990s.