• Takashi Murakami
  • Takashi Murakami - Flowers and Skulls
  • Takashi Murakami - Flowers and Skulls
  • Takashi Murakami - Flowers and Skulls
  • Sanmon (The Sacred Gate)
  • Takashi Murakami, Behold the Netherworld (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami, Assignation of a Spirit (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami - In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow," with Embodiment of Um (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami - In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow," with Embodiment of Um (2014)
  • "Warp" 2009 Acrylic, platinum leaf and gold leaf on canvas mounted on aluminum frame / Acrylique, feuille de platine et feuille d'or sur toile montée sur châssis en aluminium
  • Takashi Murakami, Embodiment of A (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami, Embodiment of A (2014)
  • A Picture of the Blessed Lion Who Nestles with the Secrets of Death and Life,’ 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • A Picture of the Blessed Lion Who Nestles with the Secrets of Death and Life,’ 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • Takashi Murakami - As the Interdimensional Waves Run Through Me, I Can Distinguish Between The Voices of Angel and Devil!, 2012
  • Takashi Murakami, Embodiment of A (2014)
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Invoking the Vitality of a Universe Beyond Imagination, 2014
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Invoking the Vitality of a Universe Beyond Imagination, 2014
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Invoking the Vitality of a Universe Beyond Imagination, 2014
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Invoking the Vitality of a Universe Beyond Imagination, 2014
  • Takashi Murakami - The Birth Cry of a Universe, 2014
  • Takashi Murakami - Tan Tan Bo—In Communication, 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • Takashi Murakami - Tan Tan Bo—In Communication, 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Isle of the Dead, 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Isle of the Dead, 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Isle of the Dead, 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • "The sound of the bell of Giom-shoja rings with the transience of all things; the color of the flowers of paired sal trees show the truth that all glories must fade." These are the opening lines of the Heike Monogatari, a historical tale that all Japanese learn and remember from middle school. From the words, it becomes obvious that at no point in human history have we ever been free of war. Could it be that the aspiration for war is programmed into us as essential to the survival of the species? Try as we might, we cannot break its spell. It is the emptiness of that realization that leads our minds to dwell on the frailty of individual lives, the absurdities of fate, and the miracle of being alive. We feel the futility and atone for this inescapable human behavior.
  • "The sound of the bell of Giom-shoja rings with the transience of all things; the color of the flowers of paired sal trees show the truth that all glories must fade." These are the opening lines of the Heike Monogatari, a historical tale that all Japanese learn and remember from middle school. From the words, it becomes obvious that at no point in human history have we ever been free of war. Could it be that the aspiration for war is programmed into us as essential to the survival of the species? Try as we might, we cannot break its spell. It is the emptiness of that realization that leads our minds to dwell on the frailty of individual lives, the absurdities of fate, and the miracle of being alive. We feel the futility and atone for this inescapable human behavior.
  • "The sound of the bell of Giom-shoja rings with the transience of all things; the color of the flowers of paired sal trees show the truth that all glories must fade." These are the opening lines of the Heike Monogatari, a historical tale that all Japanese learn and remember from middle school. From the words, it becomes obvious that at no point in human history have we ever been free of war. Could it be that the aspiration for war is programmed into us as essential to the survival of the species? Try as we might, we cannot break its spell. It is the emptiness of that realization that leads our minds to dwell on the frailty of individual lives, the absurdities of fate, and the miracle of being alive. We feel the futility and atone for this inescapable human behavior.
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Isle of the Dead, 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • Takashi Murakami, Embodiment of A (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami - In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow," with Embodiment of Um (2014)
  • Exiting Sanmon (Sacred Gate)
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Isle of the Dead, 2014 Acrylic, gold leaf, and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel
  • Takashi Murakami, Behold the Netherworld (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami, Behold the Netherworld (2014)
  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI - IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD, STEPPING ON THE TAIL OF A RAINBOW
  • Takashi Murakami, Behold the Netherworld (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami, Behold the Netherworld (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami, Behold the Netherworld (2014)
  • Takashi Murakami, Behold the Netherworld (2014)

TAKASHI MURAKAMI – IN THE LAND OF THE DEAD, STEPPING ON THE TAIL OF A RAINBOW

At the Gagosian Gallery on 24th St., Takashi Murakami has created an immerse installation, entering into a 56-ton replica of a Sanmon (The Sacred Gate), which also includes paintings of eclectic Arhats (Perfected Persons); dissolving clones of his popular creation Mr. Dob; and Karajishi, the mythic lions that guard Japanese Buddhist temples.  In The Land of The Dead, […]

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