Art exhibition: Takashi Murakami at the Gagosian Gallery

Just very briefly: I saw Japanese art superstar Takashi Murakami at the Gagosian Gallery a few weeks ago.

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I (almost) forgot to blog about it. I just saw one of his images online earlier today and remembered the exhibition (it already closed on Feb 9).

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It was his first exhibition in Hong Kong and it explored one of the central dichotomies of his art—between joy and terror – so lots of bright smiling flowers and disturbing representations of skulls.

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This was also the title of the show: “Flowers & Skulls” showing 14 paintings including the Blue Life Force.

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Takashi Murakami was born in 1962 in Tokyo and his work has been shown extensively in group exhibitions around the world, and in one-person exhibitions at leading institutions such as the Serpentine Gallery, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Useful info:

  •  Gagosian Gallery at the 7/f Pedder Building on 12 Pedder Street in Central features regular exhibitions – but I don’t know what the next one will be
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