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Description - Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics by Anne Nishimura Morse

Takashi Murakami's irreverent, pop culture-infused art has made him one of the most recognized Japanese artists today. His bright, contemporary boisterousness, however, belies his deep scholarship and engagement with traditional Japanese art. Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics presents key examples of Murakami's work alongside a rich selection of Japanese masterpieces spanning several centuries and arranged here according to concepts laid out by his mentor and foil, leading Japanese art historian Nobuo Tsuji. Beautifully illustrated with Tsuji's selections from the pre-eminent Japanese art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, as well as some of the Murakami's best known works of painting and sculpture, the combination of old and new in this groundbreaking volume enriches our understanding of each, and ultimately shows us how contemporary art can be seen as part of a continuum or lineage.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780878468492
ISBN-10: 0878468498
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 215mm x mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
Publisher: Museum of Fine Arts,Boston
Publish Date: 5-Apr-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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