CDG TARO OKAMOTO Chair, Ltd. Ed., Japan, 2011

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For Tarō Okamoto's 100th anniversary exhibition titled, “Face is the Universe," this limited edition Comme des Garçons chair in cardboard represents the original release of Okamoto's "Myth of Fertility" illustration, and was the highlight of the 2011 event in Tokyo.  
 

YEAR: 2011
COUNTRY: Japan
DIMENSIONS: H 26.75in (Seat Height 10in) x W 19.75n x D 31in, H 67.95cm (Seat Height 25.4cm) x W 50.17cm x D 78.75cm
AVAILABLE: 1
MANUFACTURER: CDG
DESIGNER: Taro Okamoto / CDG
MATERIAL: Cardboard
CONDITION: Excellent
COLOR: Neutral, Black, Red
PRODUCTION: Out of production

  

 

Portrait of Taro Okamoto on phxgallery.com

Considered the Japanese Pablo Picasso, artist TARO OKAMOTO was born in Japan in 1911. His work is largely characterized by his interest in ethnology. He spent a significant portion of his career in Europe, studying under Marcel Mauss at the Sorbonne and spending time among intellectuals and artists who would become the most recognized of the 20th century, such as George Bataille and André Breton. 

The German invasion of France led him back to Japan, where he continued his prolific career and writings. He died in 1996, in Tokyo, and in 1998 his Aoyama studio was opened as the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, which hosts a fascinating accumulation of the artist's life and work.