Recognized in Japan as a collector and proprietor of a famous folk art shop in Tokyo, Tawara Yusaku returned to painting late in life and had a single show in London before his death in 2004. Universe is Flux is the first examination of his accomplishments within the context of Asian and contemporary painting. The essays by IMA Curator of Asian Art John Teramoto, Stephen Addiss and David Rosand draw on conversations with the artist and notes that he left behind. They discuss how Tawara’s unique methods express his view of art and the universe at large. The essays also examine the work in the context of traditional Japanese and Chinese ink and literati painting, and focus on Tawara’s “Thinking of Leonardo da Vinci” series. Softcover: 132 pages. Dimensions: 10 x 8”. Universe is Flux: The Art of Tawara Yusaku was on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from November 11, 2011 - June 10, 2012.