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Friday, June 8, 2012

Tadanori Yokoo museum to display over 3,000 of artist's works in Kobe


KOBE — A museum dedicated to the works of contemporary artist Tadanori Yokoo will open Nov. 3 in Kobe to display more than 3,000 paintings, prints and other works personally donated or entrusted by the artist.

The exhibition, housed in a renovated pavilion operated by a prefectural museum, will feature display rooms on the second and third floors for works with a combined value of billions of yen, according to the Hyogo Prefectural Government.

The facility's first floor, meanwhile, will be used as an open studio to hold events for children and the fourth floor as a base for research and study of Yokoo's works, it said.

Yokoo, a native of the city of Nishiwaki in Hyogo, first came to prominence in 1969 by winning the Grand Prize for Prints at the sixth Paris Biennale for Young Artists. He was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in spring 2011 for his achievements as one of Japan's top graphic designers and artists.

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