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Murakami keeping it surreal in Brooklyn

April 7th, 2008

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Murakami’s work via New York Times

“©Murakami,” a retrospective of 16 years of Takashi Murakami’s art, had a star-studded opening at the Brooklyn Museum of Art this Friday, after a strong showing on the West Coast.

Murakami’ s opening [Bloomberg]
Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum [New York Times]
Takashi Murakami’s opening [Supertouch]
Kanye West, Marc Jacobs at Murakami’s opening [New York Magazine]
Brooklyn Museum [Brooklyn Museum]
Murakami’s opening [Wall street Journal]


Kanye West performed for a crowd that included John MacEnroe, Marc Jacobs, Kristin Davis, and of course, Mr. Murakami himself, who has ninety works of art on display at the museum–and another (very large) sculpture at 590 Madison Avenue. The pieces run the gamut from animated shorts, to sculpture, to larger than life cutesy yet nightmarish paintings.

©Murakami
©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Murakami also has faux Louis Vuitton merchandise on display, complementing the real Vuitton mini-boutique which is on the museum’s premises, featuring some of the artist’s collaborations with the iconic brand. The show’s next stops will be at the Guggenheim Bilbao, followed by Frankfurt’s Museum fur Modern Kunste.


Brooklyn Museum via Supertouch Blog

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Takashi Murakami talks about his oeuvre, via New York Art News

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“Tongari-kun” (Mr Pointy-head) via
New York Times

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“Tan Tan Bo Puking” via Supertouch Blog

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Takashi Murakami’s work via Supertouch Blog

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Still shot from ‘Planting the Seeds’ animated short via New York Times

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Louis Vuitton’s shop at the Brooklyn Musem via Supertouch Blog

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Kanye West performing at opening gala via Supertouch Blog

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Murakami’s work via New York Times


Murakami’s work via New York Times

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Murakami’s work, via New York Art News
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Murakami’s installation at MoCA, LA, via Peekaboo Blog

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More faux LV merchandise, via CatwalkQueen

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Murakami’s work at MoCA, via Cultural News

©Murakami
On display at the Brooklyn Museum
April 4th – July 13th, 2008
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery
4th & 5th floors

2 Responses to “Murakami keeping it surreal in Brooklyn”

  1. C-MONSTER.net. » Blog Archive » The Digest. 04.08.08. Says:

    [...] Supertouch has some good photos from the Murakami opening at the Brooklyn Museum. More here and here. [...]

  2. Takashi Murakami - Brooklyn Museum « New York Art News Says:

    [...] More GREAT photos at ARTOBSERVED . [...]

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