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Showing: “MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” @ Tai Kwun Contemporary

Over the weekend, Tai Kwun Contemporary opened an expansive new show from Takashi Murakami entitled MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI. Taking over all the galleries at the art center, the over 60 paintings and sculptures on display represent different facets of the Japanese artist versatile practice. Included in the exhibition are paintings that range from his his large-scale post-apocalyptic works to his optimistic flower pieces to his contemplative Enso works alongside sculptures, videos works, custom carpets & wallpapers. Also on view new for the first time are Murakami’s various outlandish costumes that […]

Showing: Takashi Murakami – “GYATEI²” @ Gagosian (Los Angeles)

GYATEI², a new solo show from Takashi Murakami, opened last month at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The exhibition title comes from the Buddhist Hannya Shingyo (Heart Sutra), an incantation often chanted by Zen groups before or after a meditation and translates roughly to “gone, gone, gone beyond, gone completely beyond, enlightenment, svāhā.” Eastern religions are only one of the many inspirations that the Japanese artist draws on, as can be evidenced by what has been included in this diverse body of work – examples include his signature DOB […]

Showing: “Takashi Murakami In Wonderland” @ Perrotin Gallery (Shanghai)

Last week, Takashi Murakami In Wonderland opened at Perrotin Gallery’s Shanghai location, the Japanese artist’s first solo in China. For his largest gallery show to date in Asia, the Superflat movement founder has chosen to focus on the evolution of his signature “Mr. DOB” character who he states is used as a self-portrait after 20 years of history together. Ranging from single-panel canvases to a large 15-meter-long acrylic painting mounted on an aluminum frame, as well as a monumental 250 cm sculpture, the body of work […]

Recap: ComplexCon 2018

Last weekend in Long Beach, the third edition of ComplexCon (also see 2016 & 2017) welcomed in sneakerheads, art enthusiasts, creatives, and tastemakers to an event billed to bring together “pop culture, music, art, food, style, sports, innovation, activism, and education.” Dominating the event was Takashi Murakami, who once again helped design the brand identity and released some of the most sought after collectibles for this year’s festival. Aside from the Japanese artist’s obvious presence, there were plenty of other art-related drops to get art fans excited – take […]

Openings: BEYOND THE STREETS (Los Angeles)

Last weekend, an expansive collection of paintings, sculptures, and site-specific installations was revealed at BEYOND THE STREETS in Los Angeles (1667 N Main St). Curated by Roger Gastman, the show featured a roster of over 100+ artists working with 40,000+ sq. ft. of industrial indoor and outdoor space spurring them to produce some large and impressive works for the event. In addition to the shots we have already showed you in a preview here, we now have a many more pics to share with you. Make sure you stop […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “HEADS↔HEADS” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

Taking over three floors of Galerie Perrotin’s New York LES location, Takashi Murakami’s latest show was unveiled last night to the delight of his fans. Entitled HEADS↔HEADS, the body of work on display was dominated by a series of paintings inspired by the work of Francis Bacon as well as a monumental 33 feet long piece that was a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. Rounding out the exhibition from the Japanese artist was a room of studies and blueprint concept sketches that gave a glimpse into his creative process. Artwork ©2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai […]

Releases: Takashi Murakami x Doraemon x Uniqlo UT Collection

With the online release (and in select stores) of the Takashi Murakami x Doraemon x Uniqlo UT Collection set for May 10th (plush toys to follow on May 24th & 25th), New Yorkers can get the jump on it with a launch party on April 26th at the 5th Avenue store. Be sure to head over early as the Japanese artist will be present to sign items from the collection that combine his signature flower motif with the characters from the beloved Japanese manga series. This collaboration […]

Previews: Takashi Murakami – “HEADS↔HEADS” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

Coming up on April 28th, Galerie Perrotin’s New York location will be hosting the opening of HEADS↔HEADS, the latest solo from Takashi Murakami. Spanning three floors of the space, the exhibition from the Japanese artist will include a new series of paintings inspired by the work of Francis Bacon as well as Transcendent Attacking a Whirlwind, a 33 feet long piece adorned with gold and platinum leaf that is a homage to Japanese artist Soga Shohaku. Take a look at more preview images below… Top image: Portrait of […]

Overtime: April 9 – 15

More stories below from this week (click on bolded words for more information): Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris opens In Tune with the World this week which includes work from Murakami. Blum & Poe announces representation of Solange Pessoa. After London show, Pace to exhibit Jean Dubuffet Theaters of Memory paintings in New York. Why 2018 could be Picasso’s billion-dollar year. $30m Francis Bacon will go on the block at Christie’s New York in May. Embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn is selling $100 million worth of art at Christie’s. […]

Basel Week HK ’18 / Showing: Art Basel (Part 2)

As the large crowds swarm into the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, we’re bringing you the 2nd part of our report from Art Basel Hong Kong 2018. Focusing on the Level 1 hall where some of the biggest galleries such as Gagosian, Blum & Poe, Pace, White Cube, Spruth Magers, David Zwirner, Lisson or Perrotin had their presentations, this floor was packed with some stellar works by some of the most important living artists. David Zwirner included a flashy collection of five recent works by Jeff Koons along […]