Takashi Murakami Exhibition Heads to Brooklyn Museum

posted on by Egan Loo
Retrospective for anime creator behind Superflat style of modern art

The exhibition of Takashi Murakami, the artist that popularized the Superflat style of modern art, will move from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles to the Brooklyn Museum in New York City for an April 5-July 13 run. The "© MURAKAMI" exhibition will feature 90 works across 18,500 square feet of gallery space.

The exhibition first opened in Los Angeles in October with a new 10-minute anime short and guest appearances by celebrities including rapper Kanye West and actress Christina Ricci. Murakami's art appears on West's Graduation album cover and in his recent music videos. Ricci will star as the female lead Trixie in the live-action Speed Racer movie, which she says was influenced by Murakami's Superflat aesthetic. In addition to his new anime short this year, Murakami also created the Superflat Monogram movie.

The exhibition will remain in the MOCA in Los Angeles until February 11. The Brooklyn Museum will be the only other American venue to host it. After the Brooklyn Museum's run ends, the exhibition will head to the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt, Germany from October 27, 2008 to January 4, 2009, and then to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain from February to May 2009.

Tan Tan Bo Puking - a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board
141 3/4 x 283 7/16 x 2 5/8 in.
Collection of Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann
Courtesy of Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris and miami
©2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Update: Removed references to works by another artist, also named Takashi Murakami. Thanks, dormcat.

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