Thursday, 30 June 2011

Takashi Murakami Exhibition

Takashi Murakami
Gagosian Gallery, London
June 27 - August 5, 2011

I made a visit to the Murakami exhibition this afternoon. There's only one room of work, and I felt slightly intimated by the 5+ attendants resembling CIA / Men In Black agents. Even so, there were a couple of highlights, including a silver vagina entitled Miss Clam and its partner sculpture Mr Big Mushroom - a polished gold penis. Both were huge and sported cute smiley faces placed on their erogenous zones. Behind these were two paintings reflecting Japanese Shunga that were equally enticing / explicit

Sadly there doesn't seem to be an online reference to these works or the majority of others on display. I guess that the heavy security presence has put pay to casual visitors photographing the show. However, the pay-off to this was a bonus gift - a free Murakami papercraft kit of one of the show's exhibits (pictured)

For more information on the exhibition, click HERE

Scans of the papercraft after the jump...

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