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A comprehensive volume—overseen by the artist himself—on one of the most renowned living artists today, Takashi Murakami. Takashi Murakami is celebrated the world over for his deft blurring of high and low art. In this volume, accompanying a major exhibition of his work and the first in the Middle East, readers are immersed in the unique way Murakami channels the ecstasy ...more
Hardcover, 268 pages
Published October 23rd 2012 by Skira Rizzoli
(first published September 11th 2012)
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Mar 27, 2016 Eisnein rated it liked it
It's Published by Rizzoli, one of the finest and most prolific Artbook Producers in North America, and is beautifully designed. It features a 'puffy' cover, which is a standard hardcover wrapped in plastic with a cotton or fibre-glass gauze in between... which is convenient for any narcoleptic episodes flipping through it might trigger, or insanely disproportionate fits of rage that involve beating people to death with art-books. It's printed on high-quality paper and the reproductions look ...more
A beautifully produced book, overseen by Murakami himself, that surveys his work as of 2012. Although I have some reservations over the mass-produced aspect of his work, the sheer fun that it conveys wins me over, along with its grounding in Japanese popular culture. It won't persuade anyone who doesn't already like Murakami, but those who do will appreciate this quality volume.