- Publish Date: May 30, 2017
- Format: Hardcover
- Category: Art - Individual Artists - Monographs
- Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
- Trim Size: 10 x 11-1/4
- Pages: 288
- US Price: $65.00
- CDN Price: $85.00
- ISBN: 978-0-8478-5911-5
"This richly illustrated volume also includes a detailed biography and exhibition history. Available in May 2017, TAKASHI MURAKAMI is a true essential for collectors and fans alike."
"Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg accounts for the first serious survey of the famed Japanese artist’s work. Through various essays and illustrations, many of which were previously unpublished, the book traces Murakami‘s career from training, to his current studio practice."
"Through essays and illustrations 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."
—Hamptons Art Hub
"A definitive survey of the paintings of Japanese contemporary artist Murakami, The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg explores his relationship to traditional Japanese painting and the many contrasts in his work—high and low, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, commercial and high art."
". . . magnificent catalog . . ."
—Fort Worth Star-Telegram