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Richard Prince, Untitled, 2018 © Richard Prince

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Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
2019 Benefit Art Auction

Live auction: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:30pm
Silent auction: November 1–16, 2019
Preview: November 12–16, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
mcachicago.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents its annual Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, November 16, with a cocktail reception and viewing of the available works, followed by a seated dinner and live auction. Works by leading artists, including Virgil AblohTheaster GatesTakashi MurakamiRichard PrinceSarah Sze, and Christopher Wool, have been donated. All proceeds support MCA programs and exhibitions. For information on works in the live or silent auctions, visit artsy.netTo attend the event, purchase tickets at mcachicago.org.

Richard Prince, Untitled, 2018 © Richard Prince

Richard Wright, Untitled, 2002 © Richard Wright

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The Art of Wishes 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Royal Horticultural Halls, London
make-a-wish.org.uk

Founded by philanthropist and Make‐A‐Wish UK patron Batia Ofer, the third annual Art of Wishes will feature a benefit auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. In advance of the charity event, a preview of the artworks will be open to the public from September 19 to 20 at Phillips London in Berkeley Square. More than twenty artworks by leading international artists such as Virgil Abloh, Michael Craig‐Martin, Takashi Murakami, Richard Wright, and others will be included.

Richard Wright, Untitled, 2002 © Richard Wright

Photo: Chika Okazumi

In Conversation

Takashi Murakami
Stephen Little

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30–8:30pm
Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
www.lacma.org

Takashi Murakami will speak with Stephen Little, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, about his work, including the upcoming exhibition Takashi Murakami: GYATEI² at Gagosian, Beverly Hills. LACMA director Michael Govan will introduce the conversation. To attend the free event, register at my.lacma.org.

Photo: Chika Okazumi

Announcements

ComplexCon(versations)

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ComplexCon(versations)
Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh

In this episode of ComplexCon(versations), Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh discuss their individual interests, influences, and styles, as well as their revolutionary collaborations.

The Un-Private Collection

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The Un-Private Collection
Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer

The Broad, Los Angeles, presents a conversation between Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer, an author and longtime resident of Japan.

Takashi Murakami

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Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes

Jellyfish Eyes is a feature-length science-fiction fantasy movie directed by Takashi Murakami.

Gagosian App for iPad

New Release

Gagosian App for iPad
Issue 2

Gagosian announces the release of issue 2 of the Gagosian App for iPad on September 22, 2011. Artists featured in this issue include Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Joel Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Mark Tansey, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol.

In issue 2 experience Douglas Gordon’s film k.364 (2010)through a dual-channel 3-D room, explore the world of Robert Therrien as he transforms elements from everyday life into works of art that evoke mythic archetypes, and trace the evolution of economics over time through key figures identified in Mark Tansey’s EC 101 (2009), viewing fine-grained detail in high resolution with gigapixel zoom and artwork rotator. We also introduce the issue manager, which allows users to store and browse multiple issues at once.

Museum Exhibitions

Takashi Murakami, Tan Tan Bo, 2001 © 2001 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

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Murakami Por Murakami

Through March 15, 2020
Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo
www.institutotomieohtake.org.br

This exhibition, which is a regrouping of Murakami by Murakami, previously on view at the Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, focuses on Takashi Murakami’s renowned artworks, but also presents aspects of his activities as a collector, gallerist, businessman, and activist. In the past twenty years, the artist has been extremely visible on the international art scene, but he has also taken an active role within the Japanese art world, redefining the position of the artist in society.

Takashi Murakami, Tan Tan Bo, 2001 © 2001 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Takashi Murakami, Embodiment of “Um”, 2014 © 2014 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

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Takashi Murakami in
Japan Supernatural

Through March 8, 2020
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia
www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au

This exhibition features large-scale installations and classic Japanese cinema and animation alongside miniature carvings, humorous paintings, and the vibrant ukiyo-e woodblock prints that define the tradition of the supernatural in Japanese art. Centered on a monumental installation of painting and sculpture by Takashi Murakami, the show also explores Japanese artists of the past, including Katsushika Hokusai, as well as contemporary artists.

Takashi Murakami, Embodiment of “Um”, 2014 © 2014 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), 2016, Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation © Jeff Koons

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POP Power from Warhol to Koons
Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

Through March 8, 2020
Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, Virginia
www.taubmanmuseum.org

POP Power celebrates a perennial movement that revels in the new and the now, the celebrity and the commodity, and art made accessible for the masses. Work by Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Jeff Koons, Gazing Ball (da Vinci Mona Lisa), 2016, Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation © Jeff Koons

Takashi Murakami, Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness!, 2010 © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

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Happy!

Through July 5, 2020
NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
nsuartmuseum.org

Happy! presents contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. In their works, as in life, sorrow and happiness are intertwined. The exhibition follows a multigenerational trajectory from the mid-twentieth century to today. Work by Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, and Andy Warhol is included.

Takashi Murakami, Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness!, 2010 © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Installation view, Murakami vs Murakami, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, June 1–September 1, 2019. Artwork © 2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli

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Murakami vs Murakami

June 1–September 1, 2019
Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong
www.taikwun.hk

This comprehensive survey features more than sixty paintings and sculptures in an immersive setting that showcases the intriguing paradoxes embodied in the diverse work and life of Takashi Murakami.

Installation view, Murakami vs Murakami, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong, June 1–September 1, 2019. Artwork © 2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli

Takashi Murakami, Klein’s Pot A, 1994–97 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida

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Takashi Murakami
The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

June 10–September 16, 2018
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
www.themodern.org

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will present a major retrospective of Takashi Murakami’s paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. This exhibition originated at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and traveled from the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Takashi Murakami, Klein’s Pot A, 1994–97 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida

Takashi Murakami, a.k.a Gero Tan: Noah’s Ark, 2016 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

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In Tune with the World

April 11–August 27, 2018
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr

In Tune with the World aims to reflect on today’s questions about one’s place in the universe and the bonds that tie humans to their surrounding environment. The exhibition highlights the interconnections between humans, animals, plants, and even inanimate objects. Work by Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein, and Takashi Murakami is included.

Takashi Murakami, a.k.a Gero Tan: Noah’s Ark, 2016 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

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No Place Like Home

March 1–June 3, 2018
Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
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In celebration of Dada’s one hundredth anniversary in 2016 and the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain in 2017, this exhibition examines how artists have incorporated commonplace household items into their work, removing these objects from the context of the home in ways that subvert the experiences of daily life. This exhibit has traveled from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Work by Duchamp, Duane Hanson, Damien Hirst, Man Ray, Takashi Murakami, Nam June Paik, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol is included.

Robert Therrien, No title (table leg), 2010 © Robert Therrien/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Peter Cox

Takashi Murakami, Kansei Gold, 2008 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

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Takashi Murakami
The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

February 3–May 6, 2018
Vancouver Art Gallery
www.vanartgallery.bc.ca

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents a major retrospective of Takashi Murakami’s paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings. This exhibition has traveled from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Takashi Murakami, Kansei Gold, 2008 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo by Joshua White/JWPictures.com, courtesy the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

Takashi Murakami, Dragon in Clouds—Red Mutation: The version I painted myself in annoyance after Professor Nobuo Tsuji told me, “Why don’t you paint something yourself once,” 2010 (detail) © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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Takashi Murakami
Lineage of Eccentrics

October 18, 2017–April 1, 2018
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
www.mfa.org

This exhibition, a collaboration with Japanese art history professor Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, juxtaposes contemporary works by Takashi Murakami and Japanese art from the MFA’s collection.

Takashi Murakami, Dragon in Clouds—Red Mutation: The version I painted myself in annoyance after Professor Nobuo Tsuji told me, “Why don’t you paint something yourself once,” 2010 (detail) © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986 © Jeff Koons.Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

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We Are Here

August 19, 2017–April 1, 2018
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
mcachicago.org

In honor of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s fiftieth anniversary, the museum presents We Are Here, a three-part exhibition drawn from its collection. I Am You gathers works that question how we relate to and shape our environments; You Are Here examines how the role of the viewer has changed over time; and We Are Everywhere showcases artists who borrow from popular culture. Work by Richard Artschwager, Francis Bacon, Chris Burden, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Michael Heizer, Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Rudolf Stingel, Andy Warhol, and Franz West is included.

Jeff Koons, Rabbit, 1986 © Jeff Koons.
Photo by Nathan Keay © MCA Chicago

Takashi Murakami, Memories of a Passionate Life, 2015 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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Takashi Murakami
Under the Radiation Falls

September 29, 2017–February 4, 2018
Garage Museum, Moscow
garagemca.org

This exhibition spans several periods of the artist’s career, from the 1990s until now. It consists of five sections that each explore a particular phenomenon in Japanese culture that has been formally or semantically examined by Murakami. Presenting paintings, drawings, and films from private and public collections, the exhibition also features eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Japanese engravings and paintings from Russian museums. This is the first major survey of the artist’s oeuvre in Russia.

Takashi Murakami, Memories of a Passionate Life, 2015 © 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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