Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg takes us through the famous Japanese artist’s work. The book has a number of various essays and illustrations by the artist. Many of the pieces were unpublished, the book traces Murakami’s career from his training all the way to his current studio.
Furthermore, the collectable book explores the artist’s relationship to the tradition of Japanese painting, as well as his facility in straddling high and low, ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, commercial and high art. Also included are a detailed biography and exhibition history, with contributions from Michael Darling, Michael Dylan Foster, Chelsea Foxwell, Reuben Keehan and Akira Mizuta Lippi.
The hardcover Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg ($65 USD) is set to release May 30, boasting 288 pages and 250 colored photographs.