Nobuo suji vs Takashi Murakami Battle Royale Japanese Art History

written by Takashi Murakami, Nobuo Tsuji

Kaikai Kiki | ISBN 9784939148590

Hardback – 332 pages


Member’s price: $135.00

This book features the 21 battles of creativity in which Tsuji challenged Murakami who admires the intellectual as a mentor by posing essays on freewheeling old masters including Ito Jakuchu, Soga Shohaku, and Nagasawa Rosetsu, and Murakami responded by presenting new works of art corresponding to each essay respectively. The volume showcases a vibrant range of remarkable pieces by old and new creators including Murakami's 100-meter epic painting "The 500 Arhats".

Each chapter (Round 1-21) starts with the boxing-round-card style number to emphasize "the battle feel" and new and old images side by side explains the references and relationship of the two images. Scholastic yet playful design reflects the lineage of Japanese art history and its eccentricity.

Artist: Takashi Murakami