Takashi Murakami : The Octopus Eats its Own Leg | Author: Madeleine Grynsztejn
The first major U.S. monograph in ten years on Murakami is the definitive survey of the paintings of one of today’s most influential artists.
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962), one of contemporary art’s most widely recognized exponents, receives a long-awaited critical consideration in this important volume. Accompanying the first retrospective exhibition devoted solely to Murakami’s paintings, this book traces Murakami’s career from his earliest training to his current studio practice. Takashi Murakami is a true essential for collectors and fans alike.
Through essays and illustrations— many previously unpublished—it explores the artist’s relationship to the tradition of Japanese painting and his facility in straddling high and low, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, commercial and high art. New texts address Murakami’s output in the context of postwar Japan, situating the artist in relation to folklore, traditional Japanese painting, the Tokyo art scene in the 1980s and 1990s, and the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Author: Madeleine Grynsztejn
200 colour and Black & White photographs
31 x 23 x 3 cm
Michael Armitage: The Promised Land
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Leigh Bowery: Take A Bowery
Take a Bowery: The Art and (larger than) Life of Leigh Bowery examined the extraordinary contribution to performance, fashion design and visual culture of the late Australian-born, London-based performance artist,...