Kyogen, UCLA Asian Performing Arts Institute
28 x 40 in. (71 x 102 cm)
In 1981, the Asian Performing Arts Summer Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, hosted a program of study and performances intended to introduce Americans to Japanese classical performance art. In conjunction with this program, the Institute produced a set of twelve commemorative posters, each by a leading Japanese graphic designer.
Shigeo Fukuda (1932-2009) was a sculptor and graphic designer who often incorporated optical illusions into his work. This poster celebrates Kyogen, a traditional form of Japanese comic theater.
The poster is hand signed by the designer.