Much like Jeff Koons, who in 2008 was the first artist granted the honor of exhibiting in the royal French chateau, a book is set to release chronicling Takashi Murakami’s recent efforts to reinvent the home decor of the historic Palace of Versailles (covered). Ranking as the 39th most powerful art figure by Art Review, the Japanese pop art sensation had an impressive year, continuing his partnership Louis Vuitton, exhibiting with Gagosian in Rome, participating in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and even “collaborating” with […]
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The good people over at OFIVE.TV have released some video footage of the Takashi Murakami Exhibition in Versailles. Watching this (and taking a look at photos) will give you better insight into the scale of the palace and how the Super-Flat master’s work fits in this setting. Also, for an insider’s look at the event, make sure you check out Pharrell’s BBC blog here, here and here. Via Hypebeast. Discuss Murakami here.
Next week will be pretty big for contemporary art in France. Not only is Jeff Koons opening his newest show in Paris, his pal Murakami will be opening his exhibition in Versailles, just like Koons did in 2008. As with Koons, some of the French have been protesting the superflat master and several of his “controversial” works, but it is not clear whether pieces like “Lonesome Cowboy” or “Hiropon” will be included. There are reportedly 22 pieces in the show, half of which will be […]