About the publication
Presented in 2010 at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Beat Takeshi Kitano, Gosse de peintre displayed an unexpected and captivating world in which the magical memories of childhood take center stage.
Published on this occasion, the catalog offers a glimpse into the world of Kitano. As his subtle, impertinent humor variegates from black to zany, the reader trespasses behind the scenes of the exhibition. Drawings of objects designed by Kitano, as well as installation blueprints and paintings by the artist describe the axis of this singular exhibition. Through a rich iconography drawn from his films and top TV shows, the reader meanders through images of Kitano’s exceptional career, revealing the essence of this multifaceted artist.