Murakami at MOCA
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Murakami at MOCA

Murakami at MOCA
Artist Takashi Murakami at his exhibition "© Murakami,” which opens Oct. 29 at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami with “kaikai and kiki,” wallpaper in the background, at his exhibition at MOCA. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami with a piece titled “DOB in the strange forest” at his exhibition at MOCA. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami with a piece titled “Flower Matango” at his exhibition at MOCA. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami’s flower ball painting and flower wallpaper at his exhibition at MOCA. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami’s Kaikai and Kiki flank Time Bokan-black at his exhibition at MOCA. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
“Kawaii — Vacances,” 2002. Murakami’s art speaks to the sensibilities of the Japanese generation born in the 1960s. (©2002 Takashi Murakami / Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami’s “Tan Tan Bo,” 2001, acrylic on canvas mounted on board. (©2001Takashi Murakami /Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami’s “Tan Tan Bo Puking - a.k.a. Gero Tan,” 2002, acrylic on canvas mounted on board. (©2002 Takashi Murakami /Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami’s “727-727,” 2006, acrylic on canvas mounted on board. (©2003-2004 Takashi Murakami /Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami’s “The Buddha Oval,” a two-headed being who sits posed like a Buddha atop a lotus leaf. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
Murakami’s “Tongari-kun,” 2003-04. Some critics say the postwar cultural upheavals that shaped the Superflat style have little relevance to emerging Japanese contemporary artists. (©2003-2004 Takashi Murakami /Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved)
Murakami at MOCA
A fully operational, fully staffed Louis Vuitton boutique, with merchandise designed by Murakami, sits above the show. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
Murakami at MOCA
A fully operational, fully staffed Louis Vuitton boutique with merchandise designed by Murakami sits above the exhibition. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
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