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9.16.2010

Murakami in the Chateau de Versailles

Good afternoon contemporary art lovers!
After Jeff Koons and Xavier Veilhan, Takashi Murakami is now exhibited in the Chateau de Versailles, one of the greatest symbols of Western history. I didn't see the exhibition yet but bringing together two important emblems such as Versailles and Murakami should be very interesting! To me it's like the reunion of Western and Eastern culture. It should be interesting to see how Murakami, who's from the realm of samurai, has curated his show!!

About the exhibition Murakami said: "So it is probable that the Versailles of my imagination corresponds to an exaggeration and a transformation in my mind so that it has become a kind of completely separate and unreal world. That is what I have tried to depict in this exhibition." Some of sculptures are golden and represent strange figures. It might simply be his vision of our endearing King Louis XIV!

Even if the exhibition just opened two days ago, controversy over it has already been debating. It can be shocking for traditionalists but it's a good way to show contemporary art to a large public. His work is seductive, funny, attractive and intriguing in the same time. Big toys for collectors! Exhibition runs until December 12th...

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