American Fried Rice: The Art of Mu Pan


The first monograph showcasing the visceral, exciting, and chaotic paintings of Mu Pan


ISBN: 9781419750557 Category:

Mu Pan


Drawing inspiration from nature, Japanese Kaiju films, samurai iconography, and mythology, Taiwanese-born and Brooklyn-based artist Mu Pan invites viewers to examine their own nature as they look upon the broken bodies and battlefields that appear throughout his intricate, violent, vibrant, and often humorous paintings. Collected for the first time in The Art of Mu Pan, are works that exemplify his recent output and that have made him a celebrated artist in Europe and the United States.

Incorporating cultural influence from his home country of Taiwan, as well as techniques inspired by Edo-era Japan and iconic images from pop culture, Mu Pan’s work is both timeless and hyper-modern.

Additional information

Weight 1762 g
Dimensions 22.8 x 29.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 January 2021
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Contributors Foreword by Ari Aster, Preface by James Jean
Dimensions 22.8 x 29.6 cm
Weight 1762 g


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Mu Pan is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Taichung City, Taiwan. He studied and now teaches at the School of Visual Arts, New York.

Ari Aster is an American filmmaker best known for his films Hereditary and Midsommar.