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Takashi Murakami the octopus eats its own leg edited by Michael Darling

Catalog Data

Murakami, Takashi 1962-  Search this
Darling, Michael  Search this
Issuing body:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.),.)  Search this
Host institution:
Vancouver Art Gallery  Search this
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  Search this
Physical description:
286 pages color illustrations 30 cm
Exhibition catalogs
Illustrated books
Illustrated works
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Catalogues d'exposition
Ouvrages illustrés
21st century
21e siècle
Some pages fold out
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Griffin Galleries of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, June 6-September 24, 2017, Vancouver Art Gallery, February 3-May 6, 2018, and Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, June 6-September 16, 2018.--Colophon
The book was purchased through the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
Note to the reader -- Glossary of terms -- Foreword / Madeleine Grynsztejn -- Doomed to survive / Michael Darling -- The total work of art : Takashi Murakami and Nihonga / Chelsea Foxwell -- Plates I: Early works -- The bubble goes pop : Takashi Murakami and the early days of Tokyo neo-pop / Reuben Keehan -- Plates II: Superflat -- Murakami's monsters and the art of allusion / Michael Dylan Foster -- Plates III: The studio -- Super/flatline : Takashi Murakami's anime/n / Akira Mizuta Lippit -- Plates IV: Recent works -- The central dogma of art / Takashi Murakami -- Biography, exhibitions, and publications -- Exhibition checklist
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 (born 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. Where other books address the commercial aspects of Murakami's work, this is the first serious survey of his work as a painter. Through essays and illustrations many previously unpublished it explores the artist's relationship to the tradition of Japanese painting and his facility in straddling high and low, ancient and modern, Eastern and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. This richly illustrated volume also includes a detailed biography and exhibition history
Postmodernism  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Postmodernisme  Search this
Art japonais  Search this
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