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Exhibit: Takashi Murakami – The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg


Where:  The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
When:  Jun 10 - Sep 16
10am–7pm Tue–Sun (open until 5pm on Tue in August); 10am–8–pm Fri; closed Mon.
Price:  $16 adults; free for youth age 17 and younger. Half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays. Free for Modern members.
Phone:  817/738-9215
Web:  themodern.org
Map:  Click for map
Known for his collaborations with pop icon Kanye West and fashion house Louis Vuitton, and for vibrant anime-inspired characters, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami blurs the boundaries between high and low culture, ancient and modern, East and West.

Organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, this major retrospective of his paintings features 50 works that span three decades of the artist's career, from his earliest mature works to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.

The exhibition shows how Murakami's art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist's careful attention to craft and materials.

It also showcases his astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, and the continued threats of nuclear power.

Pictured: Takashi Murakami, Klein's Pot A, 1994-97, Acrylic on canvas mounted on board in plexiglass box



This venue is wheelchair accessible.

This event or venue can accommodate children with special needs.

All public areas, including galleries, auditorium, restrooms, elevators, education studio, Café Modern and the Modern Shop, are accessible to people who use mobility aids and wheelchairs.

The museum welcomes service animals and offers wheelchairs free-of-charge to visitors at coat check on a first-come, first-served basis. Assistive listening devices are available upon request for auditorium programs.
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