Rounding out the trifecta of INCREDIBLE Japanese women artists (oh, hi, Yayoi Kusama and Yoko Ono) is of course, Atsuko Tanaka.
[Tanaka wearing her “Electric Dress”- 1956]
Like Ono and Kusama, Tanaka is a consummate avant-garde. She was part of the Gutai art movement, and is sort of a pioneering figure in performance art with her 1956 work “Electric Dress.” I guess all three artists have a penchant for bizarre fashion, too.
God, I would rock that Electric Dress so hard at a punk show.
Tanaka also liked polka dots:
Fun fact: The works of Atsuko Tanaka are best explored while listening to Ikue Mori’s brilliant 1995 album, Hex Kitchen.
An electric dress? My goodness, that’s pure genius. 😀