"a.k.a Gero Tan : Noah's Ark", 2016

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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami. « a.k.a Gero Tan : Noah's Ark », 2016. Acrylique, feuille d'or et de platine sur toile. 360 x 720 cm. Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved.

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Takashi Murakami. « a.k.a Gero Tan : Noah's Ark », (2016), As the Interdimensional Waves

Run Through Me, I Can Distinguish Between The Voices Of Angel And Devil!, (2011).

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris.

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co.Ltd - All rights reserved.

© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, DOB’s cheeky, innocent-looking figure turned into a fierce monster with a predatory smile and a face covered with eyes.

Here, he appears in an explosion of shapes and colours, with mushrooms, flowers and various magical figures, emblematic of Murakami’s imagination, springing up around his head. Murakami was inspired by pictures of Kitaro, a creature from Japanese folklore with supernatural powers, in a famous 1960s manga series that he read as a child.

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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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