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Los Angeles Museum to Host Takashi Murakami Lecture

posted on 2008-02-04 10:17 EST
Creator of anime-inspired Superflat style on inspirations, practices, plans

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles will feature a special discussion with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami on February 10, the second-to-last day of his exhibition there. The "©Murakami" exhibition features over 90 new works. In the scheduled 4:00 p.m. talk, Murakami will address some of the specific themes of his work, as well as his multi-disciplinary approach to creating art based on themes and images from Japanese popular culture. After the Murakami exhibit leaves Los Angeles, it will travel to New York City's Brooklyn Museum of Art, and from there, to Frankfurt, Germany and Bilbao, Spain.

Murakami is known best for originating the Superflat aesthetic of modern Japanese art, which draws heavily on anime imagery. He has utilized the style in designing consumer products like Louis Vuitton handbags, as well as animated shorts and the cover artwork for Kanye West's Graduation album.

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


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