Ce livre est publié à l'occasion de l'exposition inaugurale 2021 à l'Academy Museum of Motion Pictures de Los Angeles, en collaboration avec le Studio Ghibli de Tokyo. Il présente des centaines de matériaux de production originaux, principalement un très grand nombre de dessins, et des oeuvres d'art jamais vues auparavant en dehors des archives du Studio Ghibli. Croquis de travail, dessins de personnages, storyboards, mises en page, arrière-plans et films de production de ses débuts de carrière à travers ses 11 longs métrages, y compris Mon Voisin Totoro (1988), Kiki la Petite Sorcière (1989), Princesse Mononoké (1997), Le Voyage de Chihiro ( 2001) et Le Château Ambulant (2004), offrent un aperçu du processus créatif de Miyazaki et de ses techniques d'animation.
A handsome, affordable introduction to the modernist polymath who charted the rhythms of color across textiles, illustration, painting and more.
Sonia Delaunay was a true pioneer of modernist abstraction; breaking with the figurative vocabulary that subordinated color to subject matter, she placed dynamic color interaction at the core of her vision, whether expressed through painting, book illustration or costume and textile design. Drawing inspiration from both traditional Russian crafts and the modern frenetic metropolis, Delaunay's work reflects the drastic changes ushered in by industrialization. Through her polyvalent practice, Delaunay helped construct the new modern woman that she herself embodied: equal parts avant-gardist, creative entrepreneur and businesswoman.
This richly illustrated catalog showcases the range of Delaunay's work as it unfolded over 60 years, from abstract paintings and works on paper to textile design, garments, fashion photography, books and carpets--even a brightly colored sports car.
Born in Odessa, Ukraine, Sonia Delaunay (1885-1979) migrated to Paris in 1906 and became a key figure in the city's avant-garde scene. During these early years, her paintings underwent a formal shift influenced by the vivid colors of Fauvism. She soon met her husband, fellow artist Robert Delaunay, and the couple pioneered a fusion of Cubism and Neo-Impressionism that they termed Simultanism, which denotes abstract painting that uses color in a manner comparable to the use of sound and rhythm in music. In 1964, Delaunay became the first living woman artist to have a retrospective at the Louvre.
Classic and previously unseen photographs and archival materials by a genius of staged photography, with a new essay by Chris Kraus.
This elegant volume presents more than 40 vintage photographs by the pioneering American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-81), many of which have never before been seen. These photographs span the creative arc of the artist's life, focusing on the varied thought processes, interests and influences that inspired her work.
Clustered thematically, Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories highlights previously unexplored relational contexts, drawing deeply on Woodman's formative years in Providence, Rhode Island, and Italy, and featuring previously unpublished photographs and archival materials.
In the newly commissioned essay "Impure Alchemy," critic and novelist Chris Kraus explores Francesca Woodman's life via her work, drawing upon her journals and letters as primary source materials, and exploring the technical means and literary strategies that animate Woodman's works.
Francesca Woodman: Alternate Stories portrays the artist's lasting impact on generations of artists, and offers a compendium of images, which, as Kraus writes, still "inspire new mysteries and questions."
Ever since the early 1970s, sculptor Charles Ray's protean practice has yielded some of the most memorable objects and experiences in contemporary art, causing us to confront, as Peter Schjeldahl has written, "elegant, deadpan fabrications that flip wild switches in our minds." In 1987's "Ink Line," for example, he sent a single stream of ink flowing to the middle of a gallery's floor in a slender column; outside the 1993 Whitney Biennial he parked a massive replica of a toy fire engine. His recent work is just as alluring and unsettling: a steel sculpture of a handheld bird, a poster of an ominous pumpkin, an intricate cast aluminum sculpture of a tractor. Charles Ray surveys the work the artist has made in the past dozen years; an interview by Michael Fried and an essay by John Kelsey complement texts written about each work by Ray himself.
The most comprehensive survey of the work of Maurice Sendak, the most celebrated picture book artist of all time--with previously unpublished archival materials.
Published in conjunction with the eponymous Sendak retrospective touring museums in the United States and Europe in 2022-24, Wild Things Are Happening emphasizes Maurice Sendak's relationship to the history of art and the influences of his art collecting on his images. It features previously unpublished sketches, storyboards and paintings that emphasize Sendak's creative processes.
Bringing together a broad diversity of perspectives on the award-winning artist, the book includes an extended essay by the renowned art historian Thomas Crow that traces the genesis and cultural contexts of Sendak's most famous book, Where the Wild Things Are. It also includes interviews and appreciations by many of Sendak's key collaborators, including Carroll Ballard, Michael Di Capua, John Dugdale, Spike Jonze, Twyla Tharp and Arthur Yorinks.
Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Jewish immigrant parents from Poland. A largely self-taught artist, Sendak wrote and illustrated over 150 books during his 60-year career, including Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop!, Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There. He collaborated with such celebrated authors as Meindert DeJong, Tony Kushner, Randall Jarrell, Ruth Krauss, Else Holmelund Minarik and Isaac Bashevis Singer, and he illustrated classics by the Brothers Grimm, Melville and Tolstoy.
McQueen's iconic fashion juxtaposed with historic textiles and works of art, revealing the designer's dynamic approach to storytelling.
One of the most significant contributors to fashion between 1990 and 2010, British designer Lee Alexander McQueen was both a conceptual and a technical virtuoso. His critically acclaimed collections synthesized his unique training in Savile Row tailoring, theatrical design and haute couture with a remarkable breadth and depth of encyclopedic and autobiographical references spanning time, geography, mediums and technology. McQueen's singular viewpoint produced exquisitely constructed, thought-provoking, often subversive or allegorical fashion.
Taking a reflective look at McQueen's artful design process, this book documents the designer's diverse sources of inspiration by displaying McQueen's imaginative fashions alongside related artworks. McQueen's encyclopedic references range from ancient Greece and Rome to Tibetan silk brocade patterns, 17th-century Dutch painting, the prints of Goya and the films of Stanley Kubrick. In each of these cases and beyond, examples of McQueen's imaginative and extraordinary work are displayed alongside artworks from LACMA's permanent collection. Spanning art from a multitude of mediums, eras and cultures, this publication provides a new and innovative assessment of McQueen's work and highlights his mindful approach to storytelling and construction through fashion.
Lee Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most important fashion designers at the turn of the 21st century. In 2011, following his death, the Costume Institute in New York organized an enormously successful retrospective of his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The essential volume on the great fashion designer, entrepreneur and Louis Vuitton artistic director, back in print.
This authoritative Virgil Abloh compendium, created by the designer himself, accompanies his acclaimed landmark 2019-23 touring exhibition and offers in-depth analysis of his career and his inspirations. More than a catalog, Figures of Speech is a 500-page user's manual to Abloh's genre-bending work in art, fashion and design.
The first section features essays and an interview that examine Abloh's oeuvre through the lenses of contemporary art history, architecture, streetwear, high fashion and race, to provide insight into a prolific and impactful career that cuts across mediums, connecting visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, major brands and architects. The book also contains a massive archive of images culled from Abloh's personal files on major projects, revealing behind-the-scenes snapshots, prototypes, inspirations and more--accompanied by intimate commentary from the artist. Finally, a gorgeous full-color plate section offers a detailed view of Abloh's work across disciplines.
Virgil Abloh (1980-2021) was a fashion designer and entrepreneur, and the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear collection from 2018 to 2021. He was also CEO of the Milan-based label Off-White, a fashion house he founded in 2013. Born in Rockford, Illinois, to Ghanaian parents, he entered the world of fashion with an internship at Fendi in 2009 alongside rapper Kanye West. The two began an artistic collaboration that would launch Abloh's career with the founding of Off-White. Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018.
An unprecedented, definitive look at the school's typography and print design, from its early expressive tendencies to the functional modernism for which it is famed today The Bauhaus looms large as one of the most influential legacies in 20th-century graphic design. Known for its bold sans-serif typefaces, crisp asymmetrical grids and clean use of negative space, the school emerged as the forebearer of a new look--one that seized the tools of mass production in the creation of a radical new art. Today, just over 100 years after the Bauhaus's opening in 1919, the school's visual hallmarks have come to define modernity as it appears on the printed page.
The official catalog for Letterform Archive's inaugural gallery exhibition, Bauhaus Typography at 100 explores the school's legacy in graphic and typographic design through artifacts of its own making--its books, magazines, course materials, product catalogs, stationery, promotional fliers and other ephemera.
From the book's beautifully designed pages, readers learn of typographic masters László Moholy-Nagy, Herbert Bayer and Joost Schmidt, who channeled Constructivism's geometric forms and optimism for industry into printed vehicles for the school's teachings. Here is where Bauhaus typography--its rejection of serifs and capitals, embrace of experimental alphabets, insistence on universal clarity, and innovation in layering and hierarchy--took its distinctive shape.
The catalog also shines light on the Bauhaus's lesser-known early forays into expressive lettering and illustration, also tracing the school's immediate impact on seminal design movements such as the New Typography and, of course, on design practitioners working today. Lavishly illustrated, carefully researched and written, and accompanied by an in-depth introduction from noted Bauhaus expert, author and curator Ellen Lupton, Bauhaus Typography at 100 is a must-have for any fan of modern design.
"Like Robert Doisneau and Brassaï, she shot life in postwar Paris as it really was." - Clay Risen, New York Times.
Swiss French black-and-white photographer Sabine Weiss (1924-2021) lived and worked for more than 70 years at her home in Paris, which today houses the archive of her entire body of work. The Poetry of the Instant delves into Weiss's archive, presenting a selection of over 200 of her photographs including reportages, portraits (of Brigitte Bardot, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Niki de Saint Phalle, André Breton, Kees van Dongen, Robert Rauschenberg and Alberto Giacometti, among others) and fashion shoots for top magazines such as the New York Times Magazine, Life, Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Paris Match and Esquire. In an essay accompanied by illustrations from historical documents and magazines, curator Virginie Chardin chronicles Weiss's life and career. Curator and art director Denis Curti also contributes an essay, analyzing the relationship between the French humanist photographers that were Weiss' contemporaries (Doisneau, Brassaï, Cartier-Bresson) and Italian neorealism, as expressed in Weiss' oeuvre.
A handsome introduction to Rothko's rarely seen jewel-like paintings on paper of the late '60s.
This volume brings together key paintings from Rothko's (1903-70) renowned body of work made in the late 1960s--a significant and prolific period in the artist's life.
In the wake of a particularly difficult bout of ill health, Rothko was forced to reduce the scale of his practice from his signature monumental canvas to more intimately sized paper. Despite physical limitations, Rothko worked feverishly with a renewed enthusiasm for color, delighted by the effect of acrylic paint, which he had newly discovered.
In an intimate introduction, Christopher Rothko writes of the artist's shift in scale and the parallel between the viewer's experience with the paintings and his father's own creation of them. Eleanor Nairne explores Rothko's trajectory, tracing his early works and experience painting through the Seagram paintings and chapel commission to these works on paper. The book is produced on the occasion of the inaugural exhibition at Pace Gallery's new gallery space in London's Hanover Square.
For nearly four decades, Spike Lee has made movies that demand our attention. His extensive filmography reflects an unflinching critique of race relations in the United States, from the Student Academy Award®-winning short Joe?s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads and the ever-relevant Do the Right Thing to the more recent Oscar®-winning BlacKkKlansman and Da 5 Bloods. A lifelong cinephile and film scholar, Lee draws inspiration from other artists working across a range of eras, genres and global cinemas. He has also devoted much of his career to teaching the next generation of filmmakers.Spike Lee: Director's Inspiration presents Lee's personal collection of original film posters and objects, photographs, artworks and more-many of these inscribed to Lee personally by filmmakers, stars, athletes, activists, musicians and others who have inspired his work in specific ways.Straight from the walls of Lee's 40 Acres and a Mule production studio in Brooklyn, his faculty office at NYU and his Martha's Vineyard home, these objects offer a glimpse into what shapes Lee's signature filmmaking approach. Spike Lee: Director's Inspiration also includes a conversation between Lee and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah), Lee?s list of 95 essential films and brief texts by some of the many artists Lee himself has inspired.Spike Lee (born 1957) is a director, writer, actor, producer, author and artistic director of the graduate film program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he has taught since 1993.
Ringgold's most formative and influential political works are gathered in this beautifully designed clothbound volume.
Alongside reproductions of key works made between 1967 and 1981, Faith Ringgold: Politics / Power provides an overview of Ringgold's seminal artistic and activist work, and its historical context during these years, including accounts by the artist herself.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Ringgold, a dedicated and impassioned civil rights advocate, established her voice as a feminist and within the Black Arts Movement. Her influential work expressed her in-depth knowledge of art history and contemporary art, as well as her activism. Spanning mediums such as painting, cut paper works, posters, collage and textile art, the works presented in this publication foreground the artist's explicitly political pieces, for which she deployed new material and formal processes, and developed a radical aesthetics and vocabulary.
Organized chronologically, the book allows readers to retrace the artist's foundational creative approaches to contemporaneous social, political and artistic questions. It includes illustrations of individual artworks together with previously unpublished work and archival materials.
Faith Ringgold (born 1930) is a painter, mixed-media sculptor, performance artist, teacher and writer best known for her narrative quilts. In 2020, the New York Times described her as an artist "who has confronted race relations in this country from every angle, led protests to diversify museums decades ago, and even went to jail for an exhibition she organized." Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Brooklyn Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art, among others. Ringgold lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey.
Jusqu'à sa mort en 1972, Ralph Eugene Meatyard réalisa de nombreuses photographies en noir et blanc créant un univers étrange fait de déguisements et de masques, de doubles expositions, et principalement concentré sur les textures et la lumière. Ce travail donna vie à L'album de famille de Lucybelle Crater, une série de portraits de couples masqués et photographiés dans des situations caractéristiques de la vie d'un couple de la banlieue américaine. Stages for Being accompagne une exposition présentée en 2018 au Kentucky Art Museum et montre comment le photographe autodidacte a su théâtraliser et spectaculariser sa réalité urbaine et sociale, pour une narration originale de cet univers inquiétant.
Sur plus de 50 années de carrière, Ellsworth Kelly a créé environ 400 cartes postales faites de collages, certaines ayant servi d'études pour des oeuvres d'autres medias ou de plus grand format. Cet ouvrage présente ces cartes, depuis les premières monochromes de 1949 jusqu'à celles de 2005 représentant des marines. Il permet ainsi de découvrir une facette moins connue et plus expérimentale du travail de l'artiste américain.
A colossal anthology of artist conversations conducted by Maurizio Cattelan.
This massive volume, published in conjunction with the artist's exhibition at Pirelli HangarBicocca, collects for the first time all of the conversations that Maurizio Cattelan (born 1960) has been conducting for 20 years, as interviewer. The dialogues, of which there are more than 130, were published between 2001 and 2021 in numerous magazines, including Flash Art Italia, International, Purple Magazine, Vogue and Il Manifesto, as well as in monographs and exhibition catalogs.
Maurizio Cattelan: Index presents these conversations in facsimile form, maintaining the text and original layout of each publication, resulting in a lively kaleidoscope of voices and images. Appraising the list of people interviewed and reading the texts, an astonishing chorus takes shape, comprising young and upcoming artists, established figures and those who are now deceased and part of history, as well as creatives from other disciplines such as architects, designers, chefs, thinkers, entertainers and performers.
Among the interviewees are luminaries such as Alighiero Boetti, Phil Collins, Ferran Adrià, Alex Da Corte, Seth Price, Urs Fischer, Dash Snow, Martine Syms, Paul Chan, Carol Rama, Takashi Murakami, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, George Condo, Jerry Saltz, Virgil Abloh, Chloë Sevigny, Dana Schutz and more.
This first ever book on the Bay Area Beat artist reveals a unique drawing style that dovetails Cocteau with Japanese and Renaissance printmaking.
"Rick Barton should have been a San Francisco legend," declared author and artist Etel Adnan in a 1998 essay. Working primarily in pen or brush and ink in a kaleidoscopic linear style, Barton (1928-92), who was born and raised in New York and settled in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s, ceaselessly recorded the world around him, whether the enclosed space of his room, the cafes in which he spent his days, his lovers and friends, or the ornate churches and botanical subjects that seem to have held particular fascination for him. Flourishing in San Francisco's gay and Beat subcultures of the 1950s and '60s, Barton accrued a group of disciples who were drawn to his singular style, which synthesized sources as disparate as Renaissance and Japanese woodblock prints and the delicate line drawings of Jean Cocteau.
Bringing together more than 60 drawings, two accordion-folded sketchbooks, and printed portfolios and books, Writing a Chrysanthemum: The Drawings of Rick Barton presents for the first time the work of this unique artist who was a significant, and until now unheralded, figure of the Beat era. Rachel Federman, the curator of the exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, has written a deeply researched essay on the artist and his work. An excerpt of Adnan's essay--the first published account of Barton--is reprinted in the catalog.
Exploring the evolution of Agnes Martin's sublime use of color.
This handsomely designed, concise volume celebrates Agnes Martin's pursuit of beauty, happiness and innocence in her nonobjective art created while living in the desert of New Mexico. From her multicolored striped works to compositions of color-washed bands defined by hand-drawn lines, to the deep gray Black Paintings that characterized her work in the late 1980s, Martin's treatment of color in each of these phases is examined.
A particular emphasis is placed on the latter half of her career and the broadening vision that developed during her years working in the desert, which crystalized her quest to deepen her understanding of the essence of painting, unattached to emotion or subject, yet radiant and meditative in its pure abstraction.
With editorial contributions by a selection of writers whose cross-genre works span art writing, essay and memoir, this book expands an approach to Martin's paintings beyond a purely art historical lens, bringing new voices into the conversations around her career, inviting a rediscovery of her enduring legacy. An essay by author Durga Chew-Bose provides a poetic exploration of color; the writer Olivia Laing (author of The Lonely City) discusses the nature of solitude in her text; and Bruce Hainley uses a 1974 essay by Jill Johnston as a jumping-off point to delve into Martin's life during her years in New Mexico.
The debut monograph on the Brazilian fotoclubismo photographer.
This is the first monograph dedicated to the work of the trailblazing German Brazilian photographer Gertrudes Altschul (1904-62). Featuring an elegant uncoated paper cover with stamped lettering, it reproduces all 70 of the artist's known vintage prints, exploring her main themes: modern Brazilian architecture, botanical motifs and still lifes. The volume includes a selection of the artist's archival material, such as contact sheets.
Of Jewish origin, Altschul migrated in 1939 from her hometown, Berlin, to Brazil with her husband, fleeing the Nazi regime. She settled in São Paulo, where she divided her time between photography and the production of flowers for hats in a factory run by the couple. Altschul was one of the few women to be part of the well-known Foto Cine Clube Bandeirante (FCCB) in São Paulo, an important group that brought together photographers aligned with modernist photography in Brazil.
Replete with complexities, abjection, beauty and joy, Women Painting Women offers new ways to imagine the portrayal of women, from Alice Neel to Jordan Casteel.
A thematic exploration of nearly 50 female artists who choose women as subject matter in their works, Women Painting Women includes nearly 50 portraits that span the 1960s to the present. International in scope, the book recognizes female perspectives that have been underrepresented in the history of postwar figuration. Painting is the focus, as traditionally it has been a privileged medium for portraiture, particularly for white male artists. The artists here use painting and women as subject matter and as vehicles for change. They range from early trailblazers such as Emma Amos and Alice Neel to emerging artists such as Jordan Casteel, Somaya Critchlow and Apolonia Sokol. All place women--their bodies, gestures and individuality--at the forefront.
The pivotal narrative in Women Painting Women is how the artists included use the conventional portrait of a woman as a catalyst to tell another story outside of male interpretations of the female body. They conceive new ways to activate and elaborate on the portrayal of women by exploring themes of the Body, Nature Personified, Selfhood and Color as Portrait. Replete with complexities, realness, abjection, beauty, complications, everydayness and joy, the portraits in this volume make way for women artists to share the stage with their male counterparts in defining the image of woman and how it has evolved.
Artists include: Rita Ackermann, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Emma Amos, María Berrío, Louise Bonnet, Lisa Brice, Joan Brown, Jordan Casteel, Somaya Critchlow, Kim Dingle, Marlene Dumas, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Natalie Frank, Hope Gangloff, Eunice Golden, Jenna Gribbon, Alex Heilbron, Ania Hobson, Luchita Hurtado, Chantal Joffe, Hayv Kahraman, Maria Lassnig, Christiane Lyons, Danielle Mckinney, Marilyn Minter, Alice Neel, Elizabeth Peyton, Paula Rego, Faith Ringgold, Deborah Roberts, Susan Rothenberg, Jenny Saville, Dana Schutz, Joan Semmel, Amy Sherald, Lorna Simpson, Arpita Singh, Sylvia Sleigh, Apolonia Sokol, May Stevens, Claire Tabouret, Mickalene Thomas, Nicola Tyson and Lisa Yuskavage.
A powerful new exploration of the uses of lettering, type and design to amplify resistance and inspire change?from 19th-century antislavery broadsides to the "Silence = Death" graphics of the AIDS epidemic and the handmade signs of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Organized into chapters that explore the many ways to express dissent (RESIST!, VOTE!, STRIKE!, TEACH! and LOVE!), Strikethrough presents more than 120 signs, posters, publications and ephemera in vivid imagery and incisive prose. From the colorful affiches of the Paris '68 uprising to Memphis strike workers' placards to the Black Panthers' newspaper, this generously illustrated volume showcases the role of graphic design in a wide range of protest movements in the United States and abroad. Including selections from artists and art collectives such as Jenny Holzer, the Guerrilla Girls and Fierce Pussy, this book provides a broad and critical survey of the typographics of activism. Strikethrough also features 10 profiles on the designers behind the graphics?including Corita Kent, Emory Douglas and Ben Shahn?and a custom display typeface based on historical protest graphics by Tré Seals, plus an introduction by activist and design scholar Colette Gaiter and an essay on type by Stephen Coles.
Charting a typographic chant of resistance that spans more than 150 years, Strikethrough curators Silas Munro and Stephen Coles reveal how the message makes its way to the masses via marker, screen print, spray paint, collage and both physical and digital type, and how it calls on us all to craft our own demands for social change.
Artists and designers include: Atelier Populaire, See Red Women's Workshop, Carlos Cortez, Emory Douglas, fierce pussy, Ganzeer, Milton Glaser, Guerrilla Girls, Jenny Holzer, Corita Kent, Aaron Douglas, Art Workers' Coalition, OSPAAAL, Tibor Kalman, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Herb Lubalin, Phase 2, Favianna Rodriguez, Ward Schumaker, Ben Shahn and Wes Wilson
Ce catalogue publié à l?occasion de l?exposition itinérante consacrée à Berenice Abbot pendant toute l?année 2019 présente le travail de la légendaire photographe américaine divisé en trois catégories : ses auto-portraits et portraits de personnalités révolutionnaires de l?époque (James Joyce, Djuna Barnes, Janet Flanner et Jean Cocteau entre autres), ses célèbres photographies de New-York et les photographies scientifiques qu?elle commença à réaliser à partir de la fin des années 1940.
Key paintings and sculptures from Japan's great master of the superflat.
Focusing on one of Murakami's largest and most important works, In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow (2014), this book offers a lavish introduction to the work of one of Japan's greatest artists. This publication provides a broad overview of Murakami's practice and features 12 works from The Broad's substantial collection of Murakami's work, including his early sculpture DOB in the Strange Forest (Blue DOB) (1999), Flower Matango (b) (2001-6) and such notable later paintings and drawings as Hustle'n'Punch by Kaikai And Kiki (2009), Of Chinese Lions, Peonies, Skulls, and Fountains (2011) and Tan Tan Bo a.k.a. Gerotan: Scorched by the Blaze in the Purgatory of Knowledge (2018).
The main essay by Ed Schad is presented along with studio photography, archival material and illuminating illustrations of Murakami works from around Los Angeles and the world. Notably, the volume features a conversation between Murakami and Ed Schad on making art during times of crisis and in the wake of global events such as the 2011 tsunami in Japan and the global COVID-19 epidemic of 2020 and beyond.
Takashi Murakami was born in Tokyo in 1962 and received his BFA, MFA and PhD from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. His work has been exhibited in prestigious museums all over the world.