Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg
Takashi Murakami is coming to Chicago this summer in the form of fifty works on exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Murakami is known for his collaborations with Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, and for his vibrant anime-inspired characters. The works on display will show how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore and highlight the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It will showcase the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power. Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and is curated by the MCA’s James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling. You can learn more about the exhibit at the MCA's website and visit starting June 6th.