MIAMI///TAKASHI MURAKAMI AT ART BASEL

December 8, 2008  |  art, Art Basel, Miami, Murakami, News

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Murakami with star dealer Emmanuel Perrotin, and a slick new (small) silver canvas...

Japan's otaku culture Warhol, aka: TAKASHI MURAKAMI, was quite the social butterfly at this year's ART BASEL, and was spotted mingling among the throngs of viewers at most of the fairs, including his own GEISAI vernissage. Scaling back dramatically (read: accordingly) at this year's convention, there were no massive shows of force in the way of towering silver sculptures or epic psychedelic canvases. Instead, the master kept things small, and soft, as evidenced by his plush flower ball installation (and cosplay romp) at his own KAI KAI KIKI installation. HAVE A LOOK: 
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Murakami's big balls...

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Life imitates art...

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