DROP DEAD CUTE: THE NEW GENERATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS IN JAPAN
by Ivan Vartanian
This book showcases the work of 10 cutting-edge female Japanese artists whose art combines the pop charge of Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara with a thrilling personal mixture of sweetness and power. These painters and illustrators from the red-hot Japanese art scene blend manga, anime, and traditional art with their own idiosyncratic visions to create work that is international in appeal yet uniquely Japanese. This gorgeous color book features profiles of the artists based on fresh interviews, along with a generous survey of their art. Aya Takano, Yayoi Kusama, Ryoko Aoki, Chinatsu Ban, Tabaimo, Yuko Murata, Kyoko Murase, Makiko Kudo, Yuiko Hosoya, and Chiho Aoshima.