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Sunday, 3 July 2011

Takashi Murakami at the Gagosian - Brittania Street, London

Popped into the Gasgosian at lunch on Friday, to check out the Murakami exhibition.  The show is of his recent paintings and sculptures, commenting on the Japanese relationship with sexuality.  I really liked his development of Kuroda Seiki's "Wisdom, Impression, Sentiment" c1900.  Using traditional Japanese painting techniques of using gold and silver leaf, along with modern techniques, he translated the more realistic nudes into Manga style paintings.

Sadly, I only got one shot of this!  There were about 8 security guards in the room... as evidenced in the photo above!   I would recommend taking a look, the impressive colours and techniques of his paintings, as well as the mind boggling craftsmanship of some of his sculptures are worth the trip.... as is the cardboard cut-out model freebie! I will post finished pics soon... 

There are also incredibly "strong" pieces, don't want to spoil it for you, so check it out if you are around...

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