Manga meets Pop meets Zen in Over the Rainbow, the first combined presentation of Yoshitomo Nara and Hiroshi Sugito--close friends and stars of the Japanese contemporary art scene. The two artists completed the first of their joint works in 1997, and developed the idea for a joint exhibition and book project, Over the Rainbow, that same year. Eventually, in the summer of 2004, their goal was realized when Nara and Sugito were invited by the Austrian Galerie Belvedere to live and work in Vienna for three months. Over the Rainbow documents their visit; included are images of the artists at work, and the paintings and drawings that resulted from their collaboration.
Published by Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2004. Hardcover, 112 pages, color images throughout, ISBN: 978-3775715027.