About the publication
Playing on styles from different eras, Tadanori Yokoo has developed a singular language that adopts graphic elements from classic Japanese culture and Western references alike. In 2014, eight years after his first exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, he was entrusted with the creation of a series of portraits of the artists, thinkers, and scientists who marked the history of the Fondation Cartier. During three months, Tadanori Yokoo dedicated himself to the realization of these portraits, creating one painting a day, sometimes two, or even three. In 2018, new portraits of personalities close to the Fondation Cartier were added to this series of 133 portraits, reaching 124 paintings. This book gathers together all these portraits, each one in a unique style and adapted to the subject, revealing the talent and great liberty of interpretation of Tadanori Yokoo.