Change The Rule: Prolific Artist Takashi Murakami Exhibits New Work at Gagosian
Why We Recommend it
The Japanese artist–renowned for his work that blends commercial imagery, anime, manga, and traditional Japanese styles and subjects–presents new sculptures and paintings at Gagosian.
Takashi Murakami’s (b. 1962, Tokyo) is known for his wide-ranging oeuvre that reveals themes and questions that connect past and present, East and West, technology and fantasy, and high art and popular culture.
His paintings, sculptures and films are populated by repeated motifs and evolving characters of his own creation. These seemingly unprecedented and saccharine characters and forms—such as anime characters, smiling flowers, bears and lions—contain explicit art historical references and act as hosts for more act as icons and symbols—hosts for more complex themes.