Takashi Murakami recently took to Instagram to announce an upcoming exhibition that will feature work created by himself, his father Fukujuro Murakami and his younger brother Yuji Murakami. This will be the first-ever father and son exhibition between the three artists, and it will be presented by Takashi Murakami’s own Kaikai Kiki Gallery.
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RHAPSODY OF A FOOLISH FAMILY: FUKUJURO, TAKASHI, AND YUJI MURAKAMI DECEMBER 23, 2019 – JANUARY 18, 2020 GALLERY HOURS :11:00 – 19:00 GALLERY CLOSED： SUNDAYS, MONDAYS (EXCEPT FOR DECEMBER 23), PUBLIC HOLIDAYS, DECEMBER 28, 2019 – JANUARY 6, 2020 RECEPTION：DECEMBER 23, 2019 18:00 – 20:00 http://en.gallery-kaikaikiki.com/ Concurrent Exhibition “Fukujuro Murakami” Dates: December 23, 2019 – January 18, 2020 Gallery Hours :Open: 12:00 – 19:00 Gallery Closed：Wednesdays, December 30, 2019 – January 3, 2020 Venue: Animanga Zingaro (Nakano Broadway 2F, 5-52-15 Nakano, Nakano-ku, Tokyo) バカな家族の狂詩曲ラプソディ： 村上福壽郎、隆、裕二 2019年12月23日ー2019年1月18日 開廊時間 :11:00〜19:00 閉廊日：日、月（12月23日を除く）、祝、 2019年12月28日ー2020年1月6日 レセプション：2019年12月23日（月）18:00〜20:00 http://gallery-kaikaikiki.com/ 同時開催 「村上福壽郎」 会期：2019年12月23日(月)ー2019年1月18日(土) 開廊時間：12:00〜19:00 閉廊日：水、2019年12月30日ー2020年1月3日 場所：Animanga Zingaro（東京都中野区中野5-52-15 中野ブロードウェイ2F）
The exhibition, titled “Rhapsody of a Foolish Family: Fukujuro, Takashi, and Yuji Murakami,” is happening in celebration of Good Timing Club, an art book produced by Fukujuro Murakami. Fukujuro is currently 85 years old. During his career as a taxi driver, he often produced artwork in his spare time. Today his sons are both established artists – Takashi in particular gaining massive mainstream attention.
“The Murakami family I belong to has its own story, but it’s not particularly a messy one,” says Takashi Murakami in the exhibition statement. “As far as drama goes, it’s pretty thin. One thing that sets us apart from other families, however, is that we produce a tremendous number of artworks between us.
Murakami’s Instagram post also announces a concurrent exhibition at his Animanga Zingaro gallery space, which will solely feature works by Fukujuro Murakami.
“Rhapsody of a Foolish Family: Fukujuro, Takashi, and Yuji Murakami” will take place from December 23 until January 30 at KaiKai Kiki Gallery, and “Fukujuro Murakami” will take place from December 23 until January 18 at Animanga Zingaro. View both addresses below.
KaiKai Kiki Gallery
Motoazabu Crest Bldg. B1F
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Nakano Broadway 2F
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