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My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation

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Fleming, Jeff My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation, Des Moines Art Center and Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, 2001. 80 pages, 46 color illustrations, 9 x 12 in., softcover. ISBN: 1-879003-33-3. $19.95

Essays by Jeff Fleming, Susan Lubowsky Talbott, and Takashi Murakami.

Japanese animation, or anime, which has attained cult status among young people all over the world during the past several decades, is increasingly breaking into the mainstream. My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation, investigates the influence of this form of pop culture on today's art in Japan, other Asian countries, and the West and explores its aesthetics, themes, and fantasies within the movement.