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Takashi Murakami



<P>Takashi Murakami<EM>Tan Tan Bo Puking - a.k.a. Gero Tan</EM>, 2002Acrylic on canvas mounted on board360 x 540 x 6.7 cm (141 3/4 x 283 7/16 x 2 5/8 inches)Collection of Amalia Dayan and Adam LindemannCourtesy of Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris andMiami©2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved Photo courtesy of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao </P>

Takashi Murakami
Tan Tan Bo Puking - a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002
Acrylic on canvas mounted on board
360 x 540 x 6.7 cm (141 3/4 x 283 7/16 x 2 5/8 inches)
Collection of Amalia Dayan and Adam Lindemann
Courtesy of Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris andMiami
2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Photo courtesy of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Takashi Murakami
SPAIN
BILBAO  •  Guggenheim Museum Bilbao  •  Ongoing
 
With a complete selection of over 90 works in different media such as painting, industrial design, animation and fashion, the exhibition, curated by MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel, reveals Takashi Murakami's personal universe: from his early works in the 1990s, in which he explored his own identity, to his large-scale sculptures created after 2000,  and ending with his gallery of manufactured objects, his animation projects, his connection to the world of fashion, and his compelling works of recent years.

The relationship with anime (animation) and manga (comics) is central to the aesthetic conception of the artist, who made his debut in the early 1990s. Both genres are, in his own words, "representative of modern everyday life in Japan" and stem from the otaku subculture (a word used to refer to the young and reclusive, obsessed fans of such genres as anime and manga). His work is also influenced by pop culture and by certain European and American artistic movements. Consequently, Murakami's praxis brilliantly blends the bright palette of pop, the flatness of traditional Japanese art and certain elements of the Surrealist movement, where dreams played a fundamental role in the creative process.




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48001 Bilbao, Spain

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