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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow Opens May 21


May 21 - Sep 25, 2022 
The Broad
221 S. Grand Avenue,
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for students (with valid student ID), and free for children 17 and under.
Regular admission is free, but this costs separate as it's a special exhibition. * I know, it's weird.
Takashi Murakami is back in town, we've covered his work over the years and his celebration of superflat. He might have never made his second Pokemon like movie, though we have heard Jellyfish Eyes 2 has started up production again;we always look with delight at what new idea he brings to the table with his anime style art.

"Murakami’s expansive artistic universe will be on view in Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, the artist’s first solo exhibition at The Broad.

The exhibition, which includes all of Murakami’s works in the Broad collection and key loans, features 18 works created throughout his career and new immersive environments developed in tandem with the artist and his studio, Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

In these works, spanning sculpture, painting, wallpaper, and immersive installations, the artist explores subject matter such as globalization, postwar Japan, pop culture, and religious iconography.

Among the works presented are two of the artist’s monumental paintings, the 32-foot-wide 100 Arhats (2013) and the 82-foot-wide In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow (2014), and the 1999 sculpture DOB in the Strange Forest (Blue DOB) that features Murakami’s iconic anime-inspired character Mr. DOB."

That's not all, as we have some talks with Murakami as well coming up for his exhibit.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Aratani Theatre + Livestream on Facebook and YouTube 
Tickets $20
 In advance of the opening of the special exhibition Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, The Broad presents an Un-Private Collection conversation between the iconic visual artist Takashi Murakami and the co-founder of RTFKT Studios Benoit Pagotto, moderated by The Broad’s Curator and Publications Manager Ed Schad.
Fri, May 20, 2022 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
JAPAN HOUSE Salon, Level 5
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Presented in conjunction with The Broad’s special exhibition Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, on view May 21–September 25, 2022, this conversation with Etsuko Price—who with her husband Joe, amassed an unparalleled collection of traditional Japanese art focused on the Edo-period—and artist Takashi Murakami will explore how traditional Japanese painting has influenced and inspired Murakami’s creative practice. This dialogue, moderated by Yuko Kaifu, President of JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles, will also offer a window into the long-held friendship Murakami and Mrs. and Mr. Price have developed over their passion for traditional Japanese art.