Recently Takashi Murakami revealed a collaborative piece of art for Verdy Harajuku Day. Today he’s back, revealing his “Baka” exhibition at Paris’ Galerie Perrotin. The exhibition features thirty works on display at Perrotin’s Salle de Bal, a showroom that is generally closed to the public. The space is an homage of sorts to Murakami’s signature character, Mr. DOB, which the artist first created in 1993.
“Baka” is comprised of six new portraits of Mr. DOB and Takashi Murakami himself. Elsewhere there are sculptures of manga figures and works inspired by traditional Japanese paintings. Highlights of the showcase include a 5-foot sculpture of Mr. DOB, the debut of Murakami’s Devil Ko sculpture, as well as a large scale work of blue and white fish motifs entitled ‘Qinghua.’ Galerie Perrotin is also selling a selection of products by the artist. These include items such as new figurines of his characters “Kaikai” and “Kiki,” as well as numbered and signed prints.
Take a closer look at Murakami’s latest exhibition in the images below and check out his “Baka” exhibition in person if you happen to be in Paris. The show will go on until December 21st. Keep it locked here to The Culture Curators for more from our art department coming soon.
Photos via Pa Mulier