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Hey, Hey It’s Tanaami

Keiichi Tanaami, born in 1936 in Tokyo, is one of the leading pop artists of postwar Japan, and has been an active multi-genre artist since the 1960s – as a graphic designer, illustrator, video artist and fine artist. We’re lucky to have him design a limited edition pair of StabilyX Tights that will be available at this fall’s Chicago and NYC Marathon expo booths.

He’s painted album covers for the Jefferson Airplane and The Monkees, among others, and will be “covering” a select group of runners in CW-X this fall. His series of erotic paintings featuring Hollywood actresses done in the early ‘70s became an important body of work that declared Tanaami as a Japanese artist with a witty eye for American culture. CW-X parent Wacoal actively collaborates with artists – it also produced underwear designed by Yayoi Kusama in 2011.