Among commercially successful contemporary artists, Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons are two examples that hire fabricators and studio assistants to create their work. Both artists employ a staff of skilled painters to work full-time in their studio, as the high demand for their large scale and highly detailed work necessitates it. Structuring the studio as a business, Murakami's studio (known as the Office) and Koons's studio have become sites of prolific art production. The publications in this case document various aspects of making a Koons or Murakami painting, including preparatory sketches, paint-by-number diagrams, screen-printing and direct painting processes.

  1. Murakami: Versailles. Paris: Éditions Xavier Barral, 2010.
  2. Stefan Ratibor and Rebecca Sternthal, eds. Jeff Koons: Hulk Elvis. London : New York, NY: Gagosian Gallery ; Distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, 2009.
  3. Jeff Koons: Easyfun-ethereal. Berlin: Deutsche Guggenheim, 2000.

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