Remember those multi-color Vuitton bags with pandas and flowers from a few years back?  A year after the announcement by Louis Vuitton they they have ended its relationship with the renowned master-mind behind them, Takahashi Murakami, the Japan-born artist has just opened a jaw dropping exhibit at Galerie Perrotin in the Marais, Paris.  The pieces are a bold reminder of his signature manga, Japanese pop-culture style, yet this time Murakami has introduced the element of paint (all be it in the form of spray), gold & silver metallics, a nod to Zen, as well as neon outlines of skulls and happy flowers that give the illusion of embroidery.  There is also a small capsule collection of totes made of hand painted canvas Murakami has discarded over the last 20 years.

Pieces range in price from $50,000 to $3,000,000.  So if that's feeling a little steep, you can purchase one of his totes or tees for €24.17 and  €38.38, respectively, on the gallery's website.

Learning the Magic of Painting by TAKASHI MURAKAMI
September 10 - December 23, 2016
Galerie Perrotin
76 rue de Turenne
750011 Paris 

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