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Takashi Murakami; Paul Schimmel (editor)

Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated 2007

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Fine  |  9780847830039

Sumptuous, and colossal, publication to accompany and commemorate Takashi Murakami's recent internation exhibition. As expected it contains hundreds of large, high quality pictures of his artwork and sculpture, some on fold out pages, as well as 'behind the scenes' images of the artist at work and the studio that has formed around him, the Hiropon Factory. In addition there are five essays focusing on different aspects of Murakami's craft. Dick Hebidge examines how Murakami fits into the tradition of Japanese art, especially the concept of 'Super-flat'. Midori Matsui explores his relationship with the postmodern and Scott Rothkopf analyses the unique approach to art and business that Murakami has deployed. Purple cloth boards. Decorated endpapers. Sewn headband. Almost imperceptible evidence of shelfwear but in all other respects pristine. Fine condition.