Takato Yamamoto "Necrophantasmagoria Vanitas" revised edition SIGNED

Takato Yamamoto's long-awaited seventh art collection. His sketches are being shown to the public for the first time. You can see his transcendental drawing skill like the one you see in Baroque Ethics. He also added description for each piece. It is A4 size and printed with ultra high definition printing technology to reproduce the intensity of the original as much as possible. Following the West, Japanese aesthetic art boom has hit Asia and he is attracting attention he deserves.

signed by the artist


Texts in Japanese and English

Takato Yamamoto (Born in 1960)


A renowned artist of fantastic painting. After graduating from the painting department of the Tokyo Zokei University in 1983, he worked part time for the commercials of Fujitsu as an advertising illustrator. In the 1990s, after seeing the exhibition of Tatsuhiko Shibusawa (a leading novelist,art critic, and translator of French literature)his interest in aesthetics was rekindled.

Since 1994, heexperimented with the Ukiyo-e Pop style. He further refined and developed his own style which he called “Heisei Estheticism,” made him a charismatic illustrator and a king of Japanese aesthetic arts. His painting shows the very presence of sex itself, intricately and symbolically expressing the vital force of seething sex in new images which transcend gender. Fans of his work are found throughout the world.

His work mainly seen in cover art and illustrations for aesthetic novels, fantasy novels, pornographic novels, and period novels, as well as CD jackets gained him wide recognition. He has also published many dedicated collections of his works.