MURAKAMI’S GUIDE TO SUCCESS
by Kay Itoi
Takashi Murakami, Geijutsu Kigyo Ron
, 2005, Gentosha
Takashi Murakami is a star artist, curator, designer and mentor to young artists. After the publication of his Geijutsu Kigyo Ron (Art Enterpreneurship Theory) last summer, he is also a successful author. In this autobiography of a creative entrepreneur, Murakami explains how he went from having no money at all eight years ago to being a million-dollar artist today (his painting, Nirvana, sold for $1.1 million at Sotheby's New York in May 2006) -- and how other Japanese artists can do the same.