Dec. 16 Art Minute: Takashi Murakami, Oval
Takashi Murakami is the best known member of a generation of Japanese Pop artists who emerged in the 1990s. This project features a cartoon-like character called Oval, a meditating figure loosely based on a Japanese Buddha sculpture. He sits atop a “cosmos ball,” which is Murakami’s name for the sphere covered with smiling flowers. The ball holds a CD with music composed and performed especially for this project by the Tokyo-based duo ZacYumiko.
This work is currently on view in the exhibition Global Conversations: Art in Dialogue.
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