Director and choreographer Shintaro Hirahara (平原慎太郎) offered Katsuhiro Otomo to illustrate the poster of the avant-garde opera "Einstein on the Beach", in which minimal music master Philip Glass and director Robert Wilson attempted to interpret the scientist Albert Einstein poetically back in 1976.
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Why did you get the offer?
The image came from the title "Einstein on the Beach".
I wanted to paint a picture of the sea.
In producing the illustration
It was hard because it was my first painting in a long time.
Einstein On The Beach (Abridged Version)
An Opera by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass
© 1976 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc.
Konosu Yukiko (鴻巣友季子)
July 25, 1976
Avignon Theater Festival (France)
October 18, 1992