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Takashi Murakami will Present New MCA Exhibition with Pharrell Williams Curated Performances

Japanese artist, BBC collaborator and longtime friend, Takashi Murakami, is set to present his latest exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) tomorrow, June 6th.

Titled “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg”, the exhibition shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power. “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” will be available for preview by fans at MCA’s “ArtEdge: 50” gala, celebrating the museum’s 50th anniversary. The event will also feature a special concert curated by Pharrell Williams, including a performance by singer/songwriter and actress, Janelle Monáe.

MCA “ArtEdge: 50” tickets will be sold starting June 6th, and prices will start at approximately $2,500 USD for both the gala and concert, and around $250 for just the concert. Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” will be open to the public up until September 24th.

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Stunning Mosque Ceilings Around The World

beautiful-mosque-ceiling-31__880-810x1223Mosques in Iran are known for having some of the most exquisite architectural designs found throughout the whole world. Since there is so much incredible eye-candy packed inside each place of worship, we decided to make a post entirely dedicated to mosque ceilings. Here are images from some of the most incredible mosques found in Iran, and elsewhere around the world.

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Blake Little – Preservation

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American Photographer Blake Little poured liters of honey on bare people and animals and photographed them while it flowed gently over their bodies. By covering his subjects in this sugary substance, they look like golden statues when photographed. What’s even more interesting, is that he uses a variety of models from babies to body builders and even dogs.

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Xavier Veilhan’s “Music” Exhibition

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Xavier Veilhan’s new double exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York and Paris locations explores the links between music and the visual arts. It features sculptures of some of the most renowned pop music producers, including the Neptunes (Pharrell and Chad), Quincy Jones, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Rick Rubin, and others. The project’s unique artistic process involves combining digital body scan technology with reference portraits sketched by the artist. “Music” opens in New York on Feb. 26 and in Paris on March 7, with both editions ending on April 11. For more info, head to the Galerie Perrotin website.

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