“Monsters, Manga & Murakami” Invade Musée en Herbe in Paris

Spotlighting Takashi Murakami’s very rare ‘Inochi Doll.’

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In 2004, Takashi Murakami unveiled one of his most significant works: the Inochi. The figurative sculpture was inspired by Stanley Kubrick’s original designs for the movie A.I. and centers upon the motif of a robot child. Around the early 2000s, Murakami teamed up with Medicom Toy to create small-scale replicas of the original piece. The collaborative, Inochi Dolls featured the character wearing a uniform and book bag. They were extremely limited and featured single color editions in five distinct options.

Now, the action figures are included in a momentous group exhibition entitled “Monsters, Manga & Murakami” at the Musée en Herbe in Paris, France. These editions are displayed alongside original manga boards and other pop culture objects. “While chasing monsters, you will learn more about the links between traditional Japanese art, legends and contemporary art,” said Galerie Perrotin in a statement.

View the Inochi Dolls above and then head over to Musée en Herbe’s website to learn more.

Musée en Herbe
23 Rue de l’Arbre Sec
Paris, France 75001

 

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The exhibition ‘Monstres, Manga & Murakami’ opens today at Musée en Herbe in Paris! ? • This familial and interactive show presents the ‘yokai’, surnatural creatures part of Japanese folklore. ✨ . Come and discover a selection of works by Takashi Murakami and other ‘Kaikai Kiki’ artists such as Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano and Mr. These artworks are presented alongside original manga boards as well as figurines and other objects from pop culture. While chasing monsters, you will learn more about the links between traditional Japanese art, legends and contemporary art. ___ L’exposition ‘Monstres, Manga et Murakami’ ouvre aujourd’hui au Musée en Herbe à Paris! ? • Cette exposition familiale et interactive présente les ‘yokai’, créatures surnaturelles issues du folklore japonais. ✨ . Venez découvrir une sélection d’oeuvres de Takashi Murakami et d’autres artistes ‘Kaikai Kiki’, comme Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano et Mr. Ces oeuvres sont exposées aux côtés de planches originales de mangas ainsi que de figurines et autres objets issus de la pop culture. A travers une chasse aux monstres, vous en apprendrez plus sur les liens entre l’art traditionnel japonais, les légendes et l’art contemporain. ___ @museeenherbe @takashipom @chiho_aoshima #ayatakano @misteryanen ___ Artworks: ‘Inochi Doll’, © 2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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