Artist Takashi Murakami to Premiere Anime Short in L.A. (Updated)

posted on 2007-10-26 08:26 EDT by Egan Loo
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art adds industry panel

The Variety entertainment industry newspaper reports that Takashi Murakami, the pioneer of the anime-influenced "Superflat" style of modern art, will premiere his own anime short at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles on October 29. The 10-minute episode is the first one of the kaikai & kiki series, which features two of his iconic characters as drawn by his 100-person Kaikai Kiki studio in Tokyo.

The episode is part of the museum's "©Murakami" exhibition of the artist's work, which also opens on October 29 and ends on February 11. Members of the museum can attend a free opening event on October 27, and Chief Curator Paul Schimmel will lead a free walkthrough for any visitor on November 8.

Variety and manga publisher Tokyopop are also presenting a "Animation Future Art" panel with DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, Tokyopop CEO Stu Levy, Bee Movie directors Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith, and others on October 27.

Errata: Opening date corrected. Thanks, Kenji_Ikari.

Image © 2001 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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