Takashi Murakami to Unveil New Sculptural Portraits in "Baka" Exhibit

Taking over Perrotin’s Salle de Bal showroom in Paris.

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Three years after Galerie Perrotin Paris held his “Learning the Magic of Painting” exhibit, Takashi Murakami is returning to the gallery space once again. His upcoming show, “Baka” (Japanese term for “fool”) will mark the 14th solo exhibition by the artist at Perrotin since he first met Emmanuel Perrotin in 1993.

Thirty works will be on show at Perrotin’s Salle de Bal, a showroom that is usually closed to the public. Space is dedicated to Murakami’s signature character, Mr. DOB, who has grown to become a stylized portrait of the artist himself. Murakami will showcase six new portraits, along with a 5-foot sculpture of Mr. DOB.

In a room adjacent to the Salle de Bal, the artist will debut his sculpture Devil Ko, the latest in his series of hyper-sexualized life-size manga sculptures which includes ‘Miss Ko,’ ‘My Lonesome Cowboy’ and ‘Nurse Ko.’ Galerie Perrotin will also display the artist’s work inspired by traditional Japanese paintings. Murakami combines ancient iconography with memories from his childhood to produce works that showcase his versatility in style and content.

Takashi Murakami’s “Baka” exhibit will be on view at the Galerie Perrotin from October 16 to December 21.

Elsewhere in art, Friends of + Pool unveiled a plus-shaped LED light installation, which floats atop New York City’s East River to test and report on water quality.

Galerie Perrotin Paris
76 Rue de Turenne
75003 Paris, France

 

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Takashi Murakami returns to Paris for a solo exhibition at Perrotin, opening on October 16! ? The Japanese artist is back at the Paris gallery three years after his solo show ‘Learning the Magic of Painting.’ The exhibition will be located in a very special place: a showroom that is usually closed to the public, called Salle de Bal. More to come soon! — Takashi Murakami ? Perrotin Paris ? October 16 – December 21, 2019 — #TakashiMurakami #MurakamiPerrotin #KaiKaiKiKi #GaleriePerrotin #Perrotin — Takashi Murakami, Self-Portrait: Contemplation, 2019. Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel. 142.3 x 117.2 cm | 56 1/16 x 46 1/8 inch. ©2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Perrotin

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