Takashi Murakami - The 500 Arhats Catalog

Takashi Murakami - The 500 Arhats Catalog

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Hardcover, 8.5" x 11.5", 304 pages, Full Color, Text in Japanese & English


Takashi Murakami is known as one of the most internationally acclaimed contemporary artists working today. In addition to his retrospective, which began at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and later traveled to prominent museums around the world, he has held large-scale installations in a number of venues such as the Palace of Versailles and the Rockefeller Center, astounding the global audience with the massive scale and polished quality of the works. In this long-awaited solo exhibition in Japan, Murakami's 100-meter-long painting, The 500 Arhats, one of the largest paintings ever produced in global art history, will be shown in Japan for the first time. The work was created as a token of gratitude to the nation of Qatar, one of the first to offer assistance in the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, and was unveiled in Doha in 2012. The exhibition will comprise The 500 Arhats and a number of new works in which he continues to offer up new challenges to the history of contemporary art. This exhibition will be an opportunity to encounter Murakami as a mature artist working with astonishing scale, energy, and artistic accomplishment. At last, the exhibition catalogue of "Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats". Get your copy upon visiting the exhibition. [Conversations] Tsuji Nobuo (Art historian) + Takashi Murakami Tran Anh Hung (Film director) + Takashi Murakami [Essays] Genyu Sokyu (Writer; Head Monk, Fukujuji Temple; Professor Emeritus, Hanazono University) Nakano Kyoko (Writer; Scholar of German Literature) David Pilling (Asia Editor, Financial Times) Sarah Thornton (Writer; Sociologist) Miki Akiko (Curator of the exhibition) Size : A4 variation (28.2 x 21.4 x 4cm) Page : 303 Languages : Japanese-English bilingual Mori Art Museum Shop(Tokyo,Japan) only limited book