Tamon-kun, 2003

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Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami

Tamon-kun, 2003

Fibre de verre, acier, acrylique

260 x 140 x 140 cm

Collection Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

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© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Œuvres de Takashi Murakami:

Zoucho-kun (2003)

Superflat Jellyfish Eyes 1 (2003)

Tamon-kun (2003)

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© Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Œuvres de Takashi Murakami:

« 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

Tamon-kun and Zoucho-kun, two manga-inspired characters, are part of a set of sculptures inspired by the four protective divinities of Buddhism.

Raised on organic-style pedestals, they both have childlike faces and hold sceptres. Tamon-kun, literally “he who hears everything”, is supposed to protect the North and pray for the safeguard of sacred places, while his acolyte Zoucho-kun, “he who makes things grow” or the “boss of growth” guards the South and frees people from suffering.

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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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