“When I consider what Japanese culture is like, the answer is that it all is subculture. Therefore, art is unnecessary.” – Takashi Murakami
The much-anticipated exhibition of Takashi Murakami opens its doors at the famous Chateau de Versailles outside of Paris today, September 14th. The show is showcasing mostly the sculptural work of the Japanese artist. In case you don’t know who he is Takashi Murakami, is a contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. Blurring the boundaries between high and low art. His works appropriate popular themes from mass media and pop culture, then turns them into massive sculptures, “Superflat” paintings, or marketable commercial products such as figurines or phone holders. I think the blending of the history of the Chateau de Versailles with the almost kitsch pastiche of Takashi Murakami aesthetic will make for a dynamic and vibrant visual experience. I wish I was going.
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