Here is an exciting new publication from Rizzoli releasing in October that features the photography of Japanese artist Mika Ninagawa, with a foreword by Daido Moriyama, and contributions by Takashi Murakami, Antonio Marras, Anna Sui, and Midori Matsui.
The photography of Mika Ninagawa is distinguished by a gorgeously saturated colors and stylized
compositions. Lauded as an art and fashion photographer, Mika Ninagawa has become a cultural superstar in Japan since her debut only a decade ago. Formally represented by influential art dealer Tomio Koyama who introduced Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara to the world, Ninagawa’s images are widely exhibited in Japan and abroad where she has had exhibitions at Colette in Paris, Arndt and Partner in Berlin, and she is a frequent participant at Art Basel Miami.
Her portraits of international personalities including Cameron Diaz, the late Isabella Blow, Dita von Teese, Chiaki Kuriyama and Beyoncé, plus her elaborate, fantasy-infused landscapes and still-lifes illustrate how and why her vibrant aesthetic has been influential in the fashion world.
About the Contributors: Mika Ninagawa has shown her work in dozens of exhibitions since 1997, accompanied by 40 catalogs of her work, and she has won numerous prestigious awards. She received the prestigious Kimura Ihei Award in 2001. Daido Moriyama is a central figure in Japanese postwar photography. Artist Takashi Murakami’s work is exhibited in prestigious museums around the world. Antonio Marras is the artistic director of Kenzo. Anna Sui is a fashion designer. Midori Matsui is an art critic and writer.