Takashi Murakami Coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery

14 Nov Takashi Murakami Coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Famed Japanese contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami is set to exhibit his most popular “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” retrospective at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Running February 3 through May 6, 2018, the exhibit marks Murakami’s first major exhibition in Canada.

“We are thrilled to offer Canadian audiences the opportunity to experience a wide range of paintings and sculptures by one of the world’s most influential and visionary artists,” said Kathleen S. Bartels, director of the VAG, in a press statement. “In tracing Takashi Murakami’s development as an artist over the course of three decades, ‘The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg’ draws attention to some of the major themes and cultural conditions.”

Known for his success in blurring traditional lines between art, commerce, pop and subculture, Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” features over 50 pieces ranging from his signature “super flat” paintings to never-before-seen works. The collection spans across three decades of his career, featuring paintings and sculptures that reflect upon “Murakami’s exquisite level of craft, his insightful engagement with history and the consistent, universal themes that have guided his practice over the past three decades.” Learn more >, Link

Takashi Murakami: “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg”
February 3 – May 6, 2018

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St.
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

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