Tsutomu Kawakami Death make it Eternal SIGNED

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The fear of and concurrent fascination with death is superbly depicted by Hakodate artist Tsutomu Kawakami. Using the ancient dry lacquer technique of kanshitsu normally used to create statues of Buddha, Kawakami fashions gaunt yet beautiful girls who are in the clutches of death (sometimes literally). Their frail bodies already beginning to decay; the soft flesh falling away and exposing an empty rib cage or perfectly preserved like the Incan mummies or Rosalia Lombardo.

Book includes multiple photos of 44 sculptures, a list of their titles, dimensions, and dates. Plus one essay by Tsutomu Kawakami and one by Yoko Taguchi. All text is Japanese with some titles in English.

Hand SIGNED inside the front cover.

川上勉 死/永遠

Signed: Yes
# of Pages: 92
Size: 8.3" x 10.125" x .35"
21 x 25.8 x .9cm
Binding: Softcover
Paper dust jacket
Edition: First
Date Printed: 2021
Where Printed: Japan