Accompanying MOCA’s exhibition, © MURAKAMI, this publication marks the first comprehensive
catalogue of the work of Takashi Murakami. One of contemporary art’s most innovative and
important figures, Murakami draws from street culture, high art, and traditional Japanese painting,
taking the postwar art trend of mixing high and low to an unprecedented level. Co-published by
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Rizzoli International Publications, and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. and designed by
award-winning graphic designer Lorraine Wild of Green Dragon Office, © MURAKAMI traces the
artist’s global impact socially, culturally, and art historically.
Edited by Paul Schimmel and Lisa Gabrielle Mark, with essays by Dick Hebdige, Midori Matsui, Scott Rothkopf, Paul Schimmel, and Mika Yoshitake
The © MURAKAMI catalogue is available for purchase online at moca.org.
Catalogue cover: Takashi Murakami, detail of 727, 1996, acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 118 x 180 in., fractional and promised gift of David Teiger, courtesy of Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, ©1996 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Welcome to © MURAKAMI. Featuring more than 90 works in various media spanning the early 1990s to the present, this international traveling retrospective is an unprecedented opportunity to survey the depth and breadth of Takashi Murakami's entire career.
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