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Madeleine Grynsztejn is the Pritzker Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Michael Darling is the James W. Alsdorf chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Chelsea Foxwell is assistant professor of art history at the University of Chicago. Reuben Keehan is curator of contemporary Asian art at Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. Michael Dylan Foster is associate professor of folklore at Indiana University at Bloomington. Akira Mizuta Lippit is Professor and Chair of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts, and Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California Dornsife College, and in the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Nobuo Tsuji is the premier authority on Japanese aesthetics, having studied the topic for nearly a half century. His unique perspective has helped him to illuminate a previously unstudied elements in the country's aesthetic traditions, including certain eccentric techniques of expression found in Japanese art, decorative elements and animism.

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"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."
--ArtFixDaily.com

"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 Through various essays and illustrations, many of which were previously unpublished, the book traces Murakami's career from training, to his current studio practice."
--HighSnobiety.com "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."
--PureWow.com ." . . magnificent catalog . . ."
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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