The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture
"...I recommend attention to the show's outstanding bilingual catalog." Roberta Smith, The New York Times
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture was a major exhibition at Japan Society Gallery and an installation of artworks in New York City's public spaces in Spring 2005. A complex balance of text and image the 448-pp bilingual (English and Japanese) hardcover catalogue resolves to present iconic images drawn from Japanese popular culture juxtaposed with major works by contemporary Japanese artists, including Takashi Murakami, whose series of paintings Time Bokan (named after the TV anime), expresses the graphic obsession that defined the exhibition.