Takashi Murakami Exhibit At Brooklyn Museum


My dudes over at Vault NYC put me on to Takashi Murakami exhibition of works coming to Brooklyn Museum. The exhibit runs from April 5th – July 13th. So who’s rolling with me?.

The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami includes more than ninety works in various media that span the artist’s entire career, installed in more than 18,500 square feet of gallery space.

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Murakami is one of the most influential and acclaimed artists to have emerged from Asia in the late twentieth century, creating a wide-ranging body of work that consciously bridges fine art, design, animation, fashion, and popular culture. He received a Ph.D. from the prestigious Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he was trained in the school of traditional Japanese painting known as Nihonga, a nineteenth-century mixture of Western and Eastern styles. However, the prevailing popularity of anime (animation) and manga (comic books) directed his interest toward the art of animation because, as he has said, “it was more representative of modern day Japanese life.” American popular culture in the form of animation, comics, and fashion are among the influences on his work, which includes painting, sculpture, installation, and animation, as well as a wide range of collectibles, multiples, and commercial products.

So yea dudes work is vicious and spans from commercial to contemporary art. He didn’t just do the Graduation cover as some would think. Definitely sumn to check out and expand your mind a bit. And you can check out some other exhibits while you’re there.

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6 Responses to “Takashi Murakami Exhibit At Brooklyn Museum”

  1. Client 9 Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Im there.. lets set a PMD gathering.

  2. Harvey Dent Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    count me in

  3. modi Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    yzr. i’ll be there sometime in the somewhere. i just wish i knew what was going on in nyc this wknd, cuz i’ll be there. good grief.

  4. Mindy Marin Says:
    March 25th, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I’ll make a trip up from CT to see this. I love the colors he uses in his paintings. So vibrant!

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  6. Marcus Graham Says:
    April 4th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Look at all them damn white folk that done came and took over my ‘hood. They don’t even call where the Museum is at Crown Heights no more cuz of them. I don’t see no Black hands in this pic, and it’s our hood!!!!

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