Saturday, May 19, 2007

Takashi Murakami at Gagosian Gallery

I have been a big fan of Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami's work since he exhibited his sculptures in front of the Rockefeller Center a couple years ago. This month, his art work is being exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery in the Upper East Side.

Takashi Murakami is probably most famous for his cartoon work and hangbag design for the Louis Vuitton label. He has frequently been compared to Andy Warhol because of his commentaries on consumerism and pop culture through his art work.

14 comments:

Belinda said...

Cool paintings - the first one looks rather eerie though! Can't wait to visit some of the other galleries and museums you've mentioned when I'm next in NY....as well as a return peek at MoMA of course ;o)

Chuckeroon said...

A good week, Ming. Nice insights to NY's pleasures.

Tks for commenting on my "cat's window". I've left a comment there.....plus something extra "just for you" in todya's post.

isabella said...

Hmm...is it me, or is there a slight resemblance to Homer Simpson ;-)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Hey, Ming,
I prefer this to Monet and Pollock anytime!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wonder how much his work sells for? That makes a big difference.

I like what I can see of his work that you captured so well in this photograph.

He seems like a kind of "minimalist" to me— one who does little but makes a lot.

I spent three years in Japan and always enjoyed the art and enjoyed the illustrations in books.

Per Stromsjo said...

If I ever make it to the Big Apple I'd spend half the time in museums and galleries.

teahouse said...

I got into his stuff back in the mid-90s when I was in college. But these paintings look a bit different from what he's done before...

dijah said...

The paintings are nice,but it looks kinda scary.
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Annie said...

His work here looks quite compelling. Thanks for the introduction to him (I guess my saying that gives you the clue that I don't own a Louis Vuitton item).

Emily Lin said...

He certainly has a great sense of art. It would be awesome if I could go there. I love seeing painting and artpiece. The last time I've been to a gallery was the one in Suria KLCC.

Sonia said...

Thanks for introduce this artist to me! It's interesting, indeed!

Nathalie said...

I always enjoy art galleries, even if I'm not a huge fan of what I see. Great link.

Keropok Man said...

this is totally greek to me!

hehe...

jeremy said...

I like these paintings but I 've never heard of this arist. thanx for this discovery.