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. 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 Through essays and illustrations- many previously unpublished-it explores the artist´s relationship to the tradition of Japanese painting and his facility in straddling high and low, ancient and modern, Eastern and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. Takashi Murakami is a true essential for collectors and fans alike.
Murakami Ego: Takashi Murakami, Massimiliano Gioni
Takashi Murakami:The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg Michael Darling, Madeleine Grynsztejn, Michael Dylan Foster, Reuben Keehan, Chelsea Foxwell
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 and anxiety of contemporary culture. Conceived by the artist as a self-portrait in the guise of a cartoon, Murakami - Ego illuminates the role of the artist as a cipher and critic of pop phenomena as well as a mirror of global networks of consumerism, interpretation, and exchange. The book features some of the artist´s most celebrated series, including Kaikai Kiki Lots of Faces and Pom and Me. Murakami has conceived of the exhibition itself as a work of art, creating new modes of display that include sculptural pedestals with digital animation, a circus tent that doubles as an indoor cinema, and an impressive 300-foot-long painting, all of which are featured in the book. In addition to an interview by curator Massimiliano Gioni, Murakami will contribute writings on various works.
Seit dem Tod seiner Frau vor 7 Jahren hatte Dokumentarfilmer Aoyama keine einzige Verabredung. Nachdem sogar sein 15-jähriger Sohn Shige zu einer neuen Heirat drängt, beschließt Aoyama, genau das zu tun. Um in möglichst kurzer Zeit, die Richtige zu finden, kommt für den erfolgreichen Geschäftsmann nur eine systematische Suche in Frage. Sein bester Freund Yoshikawa entwickelt den perfekten Plan: Unter dem Deckmantel eines Film-Castings, soll Aoyama seine zukünftige Braut finden. Tausende Frauen bewerben sich, doch es ist von Anfang an die hübsche Ballett-Tänzerin Yamasaki Asami, die Aoyamas Herz erobert. Betört und geblendet von ihrer Zerbrechlichkeit und dem schüchternen Lächeln, ignoriert er sein immer größer werdendes Gefühl, das mit Asami irgendetwas nicht stimmt. Was als zarte Liebesgeschichte beginnt, mündet bald in einen beklemmenden Albtraum... Mit ´´Das Casting´´ schuf Ry Murakami einen fesselnden Psycho-Thriller, der tief unter die Haut geht und die Vorlage für den Kultfilm ´´Audition´´ (1999) von Takashi Miike.
The more than eighty collaborators featured in this book comprise an A to Z of Vuitton s creative collaborations, especially from the last decade, with significant chapters devoted to the work of Nicolas Ghesquiere, Marc Jacobs, Takashi Murakami and other key collaborators. Never forgetting the long tradition of the house, the period covered by the book from the late 1990s through the present day will describe the role that Louis Vuitton is playing in a crucial moment in global fashion. Now with 536 pages, this edition features more than 130 pages of stunning new imagery that showcases the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and design.Gebundene Ausgabe.
Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world´s leading trunk and accessories makers. It was after launching its first fashion collections in 1998, however, that the house reached unprecedented global fame, and pioneered high-profile collaborations with artists such as Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami and Stephen Sprouse. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house, followed by brief biographical profiles of Marc Jacobs, the first creative director 1998-2014, and Nicolas Ghesquière, who helms the brand today, before exploring the collections themselves, organized chronologically. Each collection is introduced by a short text unveiling its influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. Showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs - and, of course, the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Naomi Campbell and Gisele to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book.
The definitive work on the collaborations between Louis Vuitton and artists, designers, architects, and photographers. This newly revised and updated edition brings the previous book up to the present, now celebrating the most recent and inspiring collaborations with Nicolas Ghesquière, Frank Gehry, Yayoi Kusama, and Steven Meisel, among others. The more than eighty collaborators featured in this book comprise an A to Z of Vuitton´s creative collaborations, especially from the last decade, with significant chapters devoted to the work of Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Takashi Murakami and other key collaborators. Never forgetting the long tradition of the house, the period covered by the book-from the late 1990s through the present day-will describe the role that Louis Vuitton is playing in a crucial moment in global fashion. Now with 536 pages, this edition features more than 130 pages of stunning new imagery that showcases the increasingly symbiotic relationship between fashion, art, and design.