As the Interdimensional Waves Run Through Me, I Can Distinguish Between The Voices Of Angel And Devil!, 2011

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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami

As the Interdimensional Waves Run Through Me,

I Can Distinguish Between The Voices Of Angel And Devil!

2011. Acrylique et feuille d'or sur toile montée sur bois. 300 x 600 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

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

Takashi Murakami

As the Interdimensional Waves Run Through Me,

I Can Distinguish Between The Voices Of Angel And Devil!  (2011). « a.k.a Gero Tan : Noah's Ark » (2016)

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

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

Imbued with a classical culture from which he draws inspiration as well as references, Murakami is especially interested in the traditional iconography of Chinese lions, particularly as it was developed by the Japanese Kano School of painting.

Mixing different pictorial sources, the artist has reinterpreted the lion; it is depicted here, looking harmless, stretched out on an arch or a bridge composed of an accumulation of colored skulls, a recurring motif in Murakami’s work.

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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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