Takashi Murakami - Lineage of Eccentrics
Hardcover, 184 pages, 26 x 22,5 cm
Publication date: April 24, 2018
Texts by Anne Nishimura Morse, Matthew Teitelbaum, Nobuo Tsuji, Takashi Murakami, and a conversation between Nobuo Tsuji and Takashi Murakami.
Catalog of the exhibition "Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics, A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston", at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (Oct 18, 2017 - Apr 1, 2018)
About the artist
Takashi Murakami (born 1962) is an internationally acclaimed artist and the founder and president of Kaikai Kiki, an art production and management company based in Tokyo with a studio in New York City. He was the first person to earn a PhD in Nihonga―a form of Japanese paintings created using traditional materials and techniques―at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Over the last two decades, he has presented numerous exhibitions around the world, from Versailles to Qatar. His first major solo exhibition at a US museum was held in 2001 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, titled Takashi Murakami: Made in Japan. Murakami is well known for his corporate branding projects with Louis Vuitton, VANS, shu uemura, Issey Miyake, Lucien Pellat-Finet, Roppongi Hills and ComplexCon, as well as collaborations with musicians such as Kanye West and Pharrell Williams. In 2008, he was selected as one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.” More recently, he has been working on film and animation productions, releasing his first live-action film, Jellyfish Eyes, in 2013 and an animated television series, 6HP (Six Hearts Princess), in 2017.