Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Legs
This book originally accompanied the first retrospective exhibition devoted solely to Takashi Murakami’s paintings. Celebrating one of contemporary art’s most widely recognized artists, it traces his entire career, from his earliest training to what he currently creates in his studio. Essays and numerous illustrations—many previously unpublished—explore his relationship to the tradition of Japanese painting and his immense ability to artfully straddle ancient and modern, East and West, commercial and high art, making this a true essential for collectors and fans alike. Edited by Michael Darling. Foreword by Madeleine Grynsztejn. Contributions by Reuben Keehan, Michael Dylan Foster, and Chelsea Foxwell.
- 10” x 11 ¼”
- 288 pages
© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
To learn more about the Broad collection and this artist, please visit https://www.thebroad.org/art/takashi-murakami