Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow (OPENING DAY)

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(THROUGH SEPT. 25)  Takashi Murakami is one of the most widely recognized artists working today. His body of work traverses fine art, fashion, animation, film, and other commercial 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.