Takashi Murakami

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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Via: MCA

Billionaire Boys Club x Takashi Murakami Release

This past Saturday, we had our Takashi Murakami collaboration release at our NYC Flagship. A big thank you to everyone who came out to support. We even had the Awesum family in attendance, who modeled the collaboration items in our editorial. Congratulations to our raffle winners Leslie Guzman and Nikki Martinez. Leslie won the crewneck signed by Takashi and Nikki won a 60 cm pink flower pillow. Our Murakami-inspired garden installation will be up for a little while longer. Stop by 7 Mercer to check it out. Click here to shop the collaboration online. Hit the jump to see more images.

BBC x Takashi Murakami

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