727 : Noah's Ark (Background in collaboration with Madsaki), 2016

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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami. 727 : Noah's Ark (Background in collaboration with Madsaki), 2016. Acrylique sur toile. Triptyque. 300 x 450 cm. Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Takashi Murakami. 727 : Noah's Ark (Background in collaboration with Madsaki), 2016. Acrylique sur toile. Triptyque. 300 x 450 cm. Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

« And Then, When That's Done...I change. What I Was Yesterday Is Cast Aside, Like An Insect Shedding

Its Skin », 2009. Acrylique sur toile. 300 x 300 cm. Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Takashi Murakami. 727 : Noah's Ark (Background in collaboration with Madsaki) (2016), « And Then, When That's Done...I change. What I Was Yesterday Is Cast Aside, Like An Insect Shedding Its Skin » (2009), Zoucho-kun (2003), Superflat Jellyfish Eyes 1 (2003), Tamon-kun (2003).

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Takashi Murakami. 727 : Noah's Ark (Background in collaboration with Madsaki) (2016), « And Then, When That's Done...I change. What I Was Yesterday Is Cast Aside, Like An Insect Shedding Its Skin » (2009), Tamon-kun (2003).

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

At the start of the 2000s, the innocent, cheeky-looking figure of DOB became a fierce monster with a predatory smile and a face covered with eyes.

Against a dark, tormented background covered with areas of black and words applied with an aerosol - the result of a collaboration with Japanese graffiti artist Madsaki – the figure of DOB bursts forth from a dripping, colourful wave. The composition, like the inscription 727, a Japanese cosmetics brand, refers to a similar work made in 1996, of which this is the more obscure counterpart.

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Takashi Murakami

Born in 1962, Tokyo (Japan)
Lives and works in Tokyo (Japan)

A leading figure in the Japanese art world, Takashi Murakami has become internationally known for his unique, uncategorisable work. He has invented a new language, characterised for more than three decades by a bold mixture of genres, influences, eras and materials.
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