21 June, 2011
First Day of Summer
Doodle by Takashi Murakami which is on GOOGLE today and it's presenting the First Day of Summer (June 21st). He's a Japanese artist and creator of Kaikai kiki factory, which houses several other Japanese artists:
- Chiho Aoshima who created "City Glow," which is a video loop display at the MFAH. She also went to the artpace art residency in San Antonio.
-Aya Takano and
-Chinatsu Ban who installed two elephants with underpants in NYC in 2005.
I have one book of Murakami's artwork in my library: Takashi Murakami: The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning. It is out-of-print so If you are interested in his work the book titled Murakami is quite good.
My first day of summer has consisted of a short walk in the Heights
and working on assignments for my MLIS program. Neverending assignments.