- OKAMOTO, Taro View artist Information
- Gift of the artist
- oil on canvas
The creature in the center is less a threatening beast than a cartoon monster, and the figures composed of triangular forms on either side are like the doodles of a young child. These elements embody the stance of the avant-garde, which Okamoto later described as rejection of the “skillful, good, and pleasant” in art, while also conveying his ideal of bringing avant-garde art to a wider audience. Okamoto’s practice, in which he deployed words as well as his works, greatly inspired young aspiring artists and popularized the avant-garde view of art among the general public.