While some weeks soar by, others, like this week, seem to crawl. But it’s Friday and I’m looking forward to getting off work n hitting up the museum. It’s been a few months since I was there last, and I really want to reexamine the Takashi Murakami paintings. My current paintings are coming along nicely, but one in particular is at a stand still. Between the Ra Ra Riot show on Wednesday and the museum tonight, I think I’ll have enough fuel to get some serious work done this weekend.
Artist | Takashi Murakami
A few months ago, at the Portland Art Museum, I was fortunate enough to see two of Takashi Murakami’s paintings in the flesh. They were wall sized, I would guess maybe 8′ x 20′ each, and full of vibrant colors similar to the paintings below. His colors were not just bright, but some of them also had a shimmer effect, or looked as though glitter was blended into them. Murakami was born in Tokyo in 1962, and now lives between Tokyo and New York. If you get a chance to see any of his work, definitely check it out.
Tan Tan Bo Puking — a.k.a. Gero Tan
The Apocalyptic Champ
Murakami’s design for Louis Vuitton
Kanye West’s album cover by Murakami