ay-o (or ai-o) aka takao iijima, aka ‘rainbow man,’ b. 1931. vibrant 60s/70s silkscreens …but there’s more:

Ay-O’s artistic interests went beyond printmaking. In 1958 he went to New York and became a founding member of the so-called fluxus movement. The Llthuanian [sic] artist George Maciunas and his artist colleague Yoko Ono […] introduced him in 1961 to a group of artists. And in 1963 Ay-O began to take part in events and happenings of the fluxus group. His first “rainbow happening” was performed in 1964 in the famous Carnegie Hall in New York.
Later he met other international artists like the poet Emmett Williams, the composer Dick Higgins and the video artist Nam June Paik. With them he extended his activities to Europe. But he continued to cherish his “rainbow philosophy”. In 1966 he published his “rainbow manifesto”.

read more about ay-o and check out his rainbow manifesto

ay-o (or ai-o) aka takao iijima, aka ‘rainbow man,’ b. 1931. vibrant 60s/70s silkscreens …but there’s more:

Ay-O’s artistic interests went beyond printmaking. In 1958 he went to New York and became a founding member of the so-called fluxus movement. The Llthuanian [sic] artist George Maciunas and his artist colleague Yoko Ono […] introduced him in 1961 to a group of artists. And in 1963 Ay-O began to take part in events and happenings of the fluxus group. His first “rainbow happening” was performed in 1964 in the famous Carnegie Hall in New York.

Later he met other international artists like the poet Emmett Williams, the composer Dick Higgins and the video artist Nam June Paik. With them he extended his activities to Europe. But he continued to cherish his “rainbow philosophy”. In 1966 he published his “rainbow manifesto”.

read more about ay-o and check out his rainbow manifesto

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    I saw one of this dudes works in London at the British Museum!