Kazuhide Yamazaki is a Japanese born artist who studied printmaking in San Francisco now living in New York City. The artist is best known for his work for The Rolling Stones. On their 1981 American tour, he designed the sets, tour poster, t-shirts, and record cover of the tour album. His unique hand painted monotypes can be found in many important collections including The Brooklyn Museum and the J.P. Morgan Chase Art Collection.
From an article by Rolling Stone magazine on Yamazaki and his artistic contribution to The Rolling Stones’ 1981 Tour:
“Designed by Japanese artist Kazuhide Yamazaki, the stage was the largest mobile concert set ever built: sixty-four feet wide, with eighty-foot ramps stretching out from the right and left sides, and another 150 feet of fluttering silk strips streaming into the bleachers. The massive scrims surrounding the stage — painted with post-modernist pastel renderings of cars, guitars and long-playing records — were constructed with 10,000 square feet of cloth (enough, according to one source, to outfit three clipper ships with complete sets of sails).”