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Ay-O signed Screen print titled ‘Sun Flower’



Ay-O, (Takao Iijima) Screen print titled ‘Sun Flower’. Colour Screen print. Signed in right, numbered and titled in yellow ink in left margin. Printed on hand-made wove paper. Number 110/150 copies. Fine.

Sheet size 30 x 30cm (11.75 x 11.75 inches)

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Ay-O [Japanese 1931] . Takao Iijima (also known by his art name ‘Ay-O’) is a Japanese visual and performance artist; he is best known for his ‘rainbow style’ in his painting and printmaking (in Japan, he is known as the ‘Rainbow Man’). He is also known for his ‘Finger Boxes’, as well as his performance events.

In 1961, Yoko Ono introduced Ay-O to George Maciunas; Ay-O started affiliating himself with Fluxus in 1963. Since then he worked closely with fellow Fluxus artists including George Maciunas, Emmett Williams, Dick Higgins and Nam June Paik. Ay-O became a central member of Maciunas’ ‘Tokyo Fluxus’ group together with Yoko Ono in the early 1960s.

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