takashi murakami at versailles
 
takashi murakami at versailles
sep 20, 2010

takashi murakami at versailles

‘oval buddha’ by takashi murakami, 2007-2010 (bronze and gold leaf) ©2007-2010 takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved. photo: cedric delsaux – water parterre / château de versailles the château de versailles is the location of the latest exhibition by japanese artist takashi murakami. the show is titled ‘murakami versailles’ and features a number of manga-inspired sculptures displayed both indoors and out at the historic french palace. of the 22 works on display, 11 were created specifically for this show. all the murakami works sit within the context of the palace, often contrasting sharply with the period décor and complimenting it at other times. the show will run from now till december 12th as part of the regular versailles admission.

http://en.chateauversailles.fr

takashi murakami at versailles ‘yume lion (the dream lion)’ by takashi murakami, 2009-2010 (aluminium and gold leaf) ©2009-2010 takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved. photo: cedric delsaux – the apollo salon / château de versailles

takashi murakami at versailles ‘the emperor’s new clothes’ by takashi murakami, 2005 (fiberglass, resin, iron, wood, fabrics, oil paint, acrylic and lacquer) ©2005 takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved. photo: cedric delsaux – the coronation room/ château de versailles

takashi murakami at versailles ‘j’ by takashi murakami, 2010 (aluminium and gold leaf) ©2010 takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved. photo: cedric delsaux – the queen’s guards room / château de versailles

takashi murakami at versailles ‘flower matango’ by takashi murakami, 2001-2006 (fiberglass, iron, oil paint and acrylic) ©2001-2006 takashi murakami/kaikai kiki co., ltd. all rights reserved. photo : cedric delsaux – the hall of mirrors / château de versailles

  • would love to see what Tom Sachs would do with this commission…see his ‘crying miffy’ for a taster

    nutsy
  • In the grand history of this building this is but a blip, a millisecond, so people should get over it. Yes I agree its really lazy to carry a show with its setting, but art is for decorate houses too. So enjoy it or not. This work is neither sublime or beautiul, but it is well executed and in propotion to the demensions of the room. Every one is correct, no body cares, shut up

    jevcosimo
  • I would have thought that the Louvre would have been a more appropriate setting for these “works”. The contrast twixt the Versailles setting with these modernistic pieces doesn’t do any favours to either d;-)

    Jetwax
  • I DON’T LIKE THIS WORKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    c’est merde

    min
  • where is art?
    KICH KICH KICH EVERYWHERE!!!!!

    lore
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