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Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg (Softcover)
SIZE: 11.25" high x 10" wide
Murakami was born in Tokyo, and studied at Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan, earning a BFA in 1986, an MFA in 1988, and a PhD in 1993. He founded Hiropon factory in Tokyo in 1996, now Kaikai Kiki, an art production and art management corporation, which markets his art and fosters emerging artists. Best known for his commercial ventures, forays into comics and animation, and post-apocalyptic characters, he has also diligently contended with Nihonga. Murakami’s paintings are in private collections and foundations as well as major public collections including the MCA’s own holdings.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and curated by Michael Darling, James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator. The exhibition travels to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 286 pages with 250 full-color reproductions, published by Skira Rizzoli Publications, Inc. in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Kaikai Kiki New York, LLC.
This paperback edition of the exhibition catalogue is an MCA Store exclusive.
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is presented at the MCA Jun 6–Sept 24, 2017. Learn more.
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