Opening on the 6th June, Takashi Murakami’s latest extravaganza of superflat pop art infused with traditional folklore takes centre stage at the MCA Chicago.
“The Octopus Eat’s It’s Own Leg” includes many of Takashi Murakkami’s signature works. Walls are adorned with a sea of super smiling flowers and the family of cute and menacing Murakami characters all make an appearance as an homage to the artist’s spectacular career.
True to the title of the exhibition, a new Murakami Octopus character makes it’s debut.
Takashi Murakami became the ambassador of Japanese emerging art, setting up GEISAI in 2001 to help encourage the emergence of Japanese talent. Successes included artists like Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano and Mr.
Takashi Murakami’s excitement lead to him to pour all of his finances into operating galleries and nurturing the young artists. By his own admission, things got out of hand, and the excitement quickly turned into resentment.
Murakami explains that the exhibition “The Octopus Eats It’s Own Leg” speaks to the “atmosphere of desperation” as Murakami battled the duel roles of artist and mentor to a generation of young artists.
Takashi Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats It’s Own Leg” runs until 24 September 2017.
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We’re excited to be able to offer one of Takashi Murakami’s finest prints to date. The iconic Tan Tan Bo is among a very small selection of Takashi Murakami prints to be executed as a silkscreen.
Rumoured to consist of over 200 silkscreen layers, the piece is exquisitely crafted. Tan Tan Bo takes Murakami’s obsession to detail even further; the piece embellished with copious gold leaf in the background, creating a luxurious shine as the light reflects from it’s surface.
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We’re thrilled to be able to offer Takashi Murakami’s Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la at Kumi Contemporary.
Murakami’s Flowers motif has become synonymous with the artist. Measuring 68cm x 68cm, Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la is a return to the larger print size. This means more magnificent colourful flowers to brighten up your day.
The work comes numbered and signed by the artist. A wonderful feature piece and a signature Murakami.
We’re delighted to be able to offer Hush’s stunning and sensual Retroversion print at Kumi Contemporary.
Featuring Hush’s trademark geisha, the piece is exquisitely executed as a 12 colour screen print with hand applied 22ct gold leaf, gloss UV varnish on 300 gsm Somerset Handmade Cotton paper.
The piece measures 54x74cm and is signed and numbered from an edition of 150.
We’re excited to be adding new Takashi Murakami Flower Ball prints to our collection. The iconic Flower Ball print has become one of Takashi Murakami’s quintessential motifs.
As you would expect from Takashi Murakami’s obsessive attention to detail, each piece is printed with an incredible sensitivity to colour and a vibrancy that will pop off the wall.
Featuring a mirrored border that surrounds the work, the print often feels like a sheet of metal floating inside a frame.
View our collection of Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Prints
We’re thrilled to be able to offer 3 new Takashi Murakami works from the artist’s celebrated 727 series.
On permanent display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Takashi Murakami’s iconic 727 featuring his infamous DOB character is now available with 3 spectacular new prints.
Each piece measures 89cm x 65.7cm and comes from an edition of 300 – each signed and numbered by the artist.
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We’re thrilled to be able to offer a full set of Takashi Murakami’s superb Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.
The stunning collection is available as a full set of 5 prints. Each piece is also available to buy separately.
We’re delighted to be able offer a new colour-way from Takashi Murakami’s iconic and sought after Flower Ball series. The latest edition to the Flower Ball family is titled Flower Ball Awakening and features a beautiful blue and white petal flower surrounded by an array of vibrant multi-colour flowers.
We’re delighted to be able to offer two unique Artist Proofs of Hush’s spectacular Halo print at Kumi Contemporary. The striking masked geisha adorning a 22ct gold leaf halo is one of Hush’s most impressive releases to date. The regular edition was a pre-sale sell-out.
The artist proofs are even more stunning. Featuring vibrant hand painted backgrounds and executed with even more 22ct gold leaf, the artist proofs are distinctly unique – each piece is a one-off work of art.
We’re excited to be able to offer a limited number of Hush’s latest print series titled Halo which is available in Blue, Grey and Jade. The prints are available either individually or as a matching numbered set of 3 and come from a low edition of 50.
Each piece is executed with 16 screen printed layers, gloss UV varnish and exquisitely hand finished with 22ct Gold Leaf.