Takashi Murakami has announced that he will be moving on with new exhibitions following from his successful “AMERICA TOO” collaboration with Virgil Abloh. This time, fans can expect to see his famous floral motifs in Shanghai’s new gallery space.
Murakami has previously stated that he, in fact ,“didn’t like flowers” initially and that their shape and smell made him “almost physically sick”. Clearly, the artist overcame this disgust and flowers are now the masterpiece of his work.
In an Instagram post, Galerie Perrotin shared a snapshot view of what the public can expect from the upcoming show:
“He [Murakami] embraced the beaming, overjoyed flora and adopted it as one of his emblems when preparing for entrance exams for the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and after spending nearly a decade teaching prep-school students how to draw flowers.”
Several new pieces of work will be featured in the exhibition, undoubtedly following the previous style that we have come to know and love of Murakami, with garish colours and playful characters.
This presentation of work marks the largest gallery show to date in Asia. The exhibition will open on 10th November 2018 and it will run until 5th January 2019.
The title of the exhibition is yet to be released.