Picture above: Takashi Murakami, “Kansei Kôrun Gold”, 2009,
Acrylic on goald leaf on canvas mounted on board, 150 cm diameter.
Text by Louise Geijer.
Takashi Murakami is one of the most celebrated artists of our time, and no one is surprised when the famous Parisian art gallery Emmanuel Perrotin once again exhibits the Japanese artist.
Murakami and Perrotin have been
collaborating since 1995, and this time Murakami has made a series of
self-portraits. In the paintings the artist is accompanied by his favorite
creatures, including his alter-ego Mr.DOB, whose ambivalent personality shifts
from friendly to fierce under the effects of magic mushrooms.
is also exhibiting a series of tondo paintings called Chrysanthemums and they
all refer to the 17th century Japanese artist Ogata Kôrin whose chrysanthemum
motifs left a profound impression on Murakami.
show if you have the possibility; it is up till October 17 (www.galerieperrotin.com)