Sunday, August 15, 2010

Takashi Murakami in Versailles updated

The Palace of Versailles has invited leading Japanese artist Takashi Murakami for a two-month retrospective ( see previous post ). The exhibition, running from September 12th to December 12th, will be Murakami’s first major retrospective in France, following fellow pop artist Jeff Koons who showed at the palace in 2008 and Frenchman Xavier Veilhan in 2009. Murakami looks to display his sculptures and paintings in 15 rooms in the palace’s Hall of Mirrors and the apartments of the King and the Queen.

I am the Cheshire Cat who greets Alice in Wonderland with his devilish grin, and chatters on as she wanders around the Chateau. With my playful smile, I invite you all to the Wonderland of Versailles.
-Takashi Murakami

Images courtesy of Dezeen

Murakami's recent work via Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
Golden Bear, 2009-2010

Kanye Bears produced in collaboration with Kanye West

Pom & Me, 2009-2010

New Murakami

At Louis Vuitton Maison, London

For more info on the exhibition, go to Chateau de Versailles

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