Vancouver Art Gallery
February 3 – May 6, 2018
Murakami’s Birthday Bash
February 2nd at 5:30 pm

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg is a major retrospective exhibition of the monumental paintings of Takashi Murakami, one of the world’s most influential artists.

With fifty-five works, the show will trace Murakami’s oeuvre over three decades, from early paintings to a newly created five-metre-tall sculpture. There will also be two multi-panel paintings created specifically for the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition.

In addition to Murakami’s art-world credentials—such as being exhibited at the Guggenheim Bilbao and other key museums and being the third contemporary artist to exhibit at France’s Palais de Versailles—he is known for more commercial projects including the cover of Kanye West’s Graduation album and a long-time collaboration with fashion house Louis Vuitton.