Friday, April 13, 2018

Takashi Murakami's work goes on display as part of a group show at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris

By Matthew Whitehouse
Takashi Murakami, a.k.a Gero Tan: Noah’s Ark, 2016 © 2016 Takashi Murakami/ Kaikai Ki Co.Ltd. All rights reserved
Big day for Takashi Murakami on Monday. Not only did the Japanese artist arrive in Paris for the opening of his latest show at Fondation Louis Vuitton, he also accidently trolled the entire fashion world, posting this Instagram purporting to reveal Virgil Abloh’s first design as artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s menswear. The group show he’s part of this time, Au diapason du monde (In tune with the world), brings together an array of modern and contemporary works from the Louis Vuitton Collection never exhibited at its Paris Foundation before. With his section unfolding in three parts -- a room dedicated to his alter ego DOB, a Taoist referencing pictorial fresco, and a space of sculptures and films dubbed “KAWAII”-- it’s an arresting, topical showing that re-appropriates the myths of old to engage with the world as we know it today.  [More]