Takashi Murakami returns to Galerie Perrotin from October 16 to December 21, 2019. Three years after his famous Parisian gallery with his installation “Learning the Magic of Painting”, the famous Japanese contemporary art artist presents a new exhibition featuring some thirty works to be discovered exclusively in the Perrotin gallery’s ballroom.


Takashi Murakami is well known for his smiling flowers, his tangy colours and his pop universe mixed with manga. This time, for his fourteenth solo exhibition within the walls of the Galerie Perrotin in Paris, the contemporary artist presents some thirty works, installed exclusively in the showroom space usually closed to the public and which can be visited by appointment.

Will focus on his iconic character Mr. DOB

To be discovered from 16 October to 21 December 2019, this new artistic installation features Mr. DOB, the iconic character created by the artist in 1993. For the occasion, Takashi Murakami created six new portraits of Mr. DOB in shaped canvas. The Perrotin Gallery also has a nice surprise in store for us with a 1.5 m high sculpture representing the same full-length character.

Not far from there, visitors will be able to admire for the first time the sculpture Devil Ko2, which is part of the suite of his hyper-sexualized manga sculptures created on a human scale. Galerie Perrotin also exhibits a photograph by Takashi Murakami taken in 2004 showing a young woman in Devil Ko2’s costume.

Finally, the lower level of the gallery will be an opportunity to discover another aspect of Takashi Murakami’s work inspired by traditional Japanese painting with the exhibition of two large paintings nearly 10 metres long and three tondo representing fish in an aquatic world.

So for all Takashi Murakami fans, don’t miss the opening of the exhibition scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4pm to 9pm.

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