Takashi Murakami, arguably Japan’s most famous living artist, has become such an icon that it’s safe to say he is somewhat of a character himself.
That has led him to his latest exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong shows his celebrity alongside his artworks, from paintings to sculptures and a sprawling floor piece.
Additionally, you will see Murakami’s most iconic costumes modeled by custom dolls that capture the Japanese artist’s signature poses.
“MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI” features 60 artworks, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, director of Astrup Fearnley Museet and Tobias Berger, Head of Arts at Tai Kwun.
As Murakami once said: “Like many other kids, I liked watching anime.”
Text by Nadja Sayej
Images via Heison Ho – hypebeast