The Sun Also Rises
As prices for mid-20th-century
American and European art continue to grow, western collectors are increasingly
turning to postwar Japanese artists like Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and
Yayoi Kusama, whose flamboyant work embraces the popularity of Japanese geek
subculture. Elaine W. Ng explores this global market trend at the centre of the
contemporary art world.
Elaine W. Ng is editor and publisher of ArtAsiaPacific magazine, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.