preview of takashi murakami exhibition at gagosian london
preview of takashi murakami exhibition at gagosian london
jun 23, 2011

preview of takashi murakami exhibition at gagosian london

preview of takashi murakami exhibition at gagosian london
(above) 3-meter girl, 2011 (height 300 cm)
© takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved



takashi murakami
gagosian gallery, london
june 28 – august 5, 2011


next week the gagosian gallery in london will open a new exhibit of recent paintings and sculptures by takashi murakami.

I think the japanese male sexual complex originated in the two-dimensional world – animation, games and so on – which then transferred to small three-dimensional sculptures. but before my sculptures miss ko (1997) and my lonesome cowboy (1998), it had never been represented life-size.’ – takashi murakami

takashi murakami gagosian london designboom
big box pko2, 2011 (height 250 cm)
© takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved




in his distinctive ‘superflat’ style, which employs highly refined, traditional japanese painting techniques and formats to depict a charged mix of historical subject matter, pop, animé and otaku content within a flattened representational picture-plane, murakami moves freely within an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. parallel to his distinctive toonish formulations of utopian and dystopian themes, he has recollected and revitalized religious and secular narratives of transcendence and enlightenment favoured by non- conformist japanese artists from the early modern era, commonly considered to be counterpart to the western romantic tradition. by situating himself within their legacy of bold and lively individualism in a manner that is entirely his own, he revealed himself to be an artist in dialogue with history and very much of his time.’ more



  • feel really sick of it

    jg says:
  • Yeah? And how do you feel about Warhol?

    AndyMurakami says:
  • as a bigtitted person I know exactly how she feels
    the seams in FRONT of the stockings are a novelty touch
    well done, although I like mine rarer.

    peen says:

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