Takashi Murakami Exhibit at the Palace of Versailles

A couple weeks ago the Palace of Versailles had 15 of it’s rooms filled with new and exising pieces from Japan’s most famous current artist, Takashi Murakami. I’m a huge fan of Murakami’s work so I think it’s amazing that the Palace agreed to house his work, though some of the more traditional folks aren’t very happy. I personally think they’re being extremely close minded and need to let a little culture into their lives… anyhow, since I live in Los Angeles it’s not very easy to pop over to Frankce, so thankfully the folks over at OFIVE.TV have made a video of the exhibit and posted it for the world to see. I think it looks like a great show and it makes me happy that I saw his show at the LACMA here in Los Angeles while I had the chance.

If you want to see more be sure to check out the Guardian’s photo gallery which has some great photos of the exhibit.


2 Comments Takashi Murakami Exhibit at the Palace of Versailles

  1. Lacy September 24, 2010 at 7:40 AM

    Yess I remember seeing his work at the Moma Contemporary a couple years ago!
    It made me so happy like it always does! Japanese Pop art against
    decorative french architecture, luv the contrast, its just works so well!

    How could they not accept this, after all he did work with Mark Jacobs on an infamous
    like of bags for the French Luggage Company Louis Vuitton.

  2. Chris September 25, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    I actually just came back from Paris for a wedding and I loved the exhibition at Versailles. I thought it was a really interesting contrast to have these colourful and at times grotesque sculptures placed in the beautifully ornate 17th century palace and gardens. I can see how some enthusiasts may find the exhibition could interfere with their Versailles experience, but I felt it was rather bold and was impressed to see the works there.

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