Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow @ The Broad, Los Angeles
After seeing Takashi Murakami's exhibition at Gagosian two weeks ago, there is something profound about seeing his history on display at The Broad in Los Angeles in Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow. You can see the breadth and historical nuance to his work that is sometimes not always championed in a solo show, that he has continually looked at Japan's unique history and its completely unique relationship with the West and turned it into a manga mash-up that is ancient and contemporary. That he resonates with both youth culture and the heights of auction culture makes him one of the great game-changers of his era, but when you see his works all together from over 3 decades, you see the detail and care he puts into every single aspect of his output. It's breathtaking. —Evan Pricco
From the Broad: "The exhibition, which includes all of Murakami’s works in the Broad collection and key loans, features 18 works created throughout his career and new immersive environments developed in tandem with the artist and his studio, Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. In these works, spanning sculpture, painting, wallpaper, and immersive installations, the artist explores subject matter such as globalization, postwar Japan, pop culture, and religious iconography."