“How well I can arrange the unique flowers of Asia, moreover the ever-strange blossoms that have bloomed in the madness of the defeated culture of postwar Japan, into work that will live within the confines of Western art history”.
That is the meaning of the first Solo Exhibition of Murakami (Takashi) in Hong Kong (Gagosian Gallery, 29 November – 9 February) . These are his words about it. “Flowers and Skulls” its title. One of the most surprisingly exhibition of the year.
Quoting Cnn, it’s seems that now artist is supremely conscious of his Asian heritage, especially in the context of Western art. And the Asian heritage is is supremely conscious of his own “Western” artworks. In spite of those who bet on “Murakami” bubble.