Takashi Murakami's Larger than Life Inflatable Self-Portrait


Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, who is known for his very colorful and playful works of art, has recently unveiled what is most likely one of his most interesting works of art to date. Learn more about it after the jump!

There’s something about Takashi Murakami‘s works that is definitely hard to ignore, but in his ongoing solo show, the Japanese artist has many pieces that will absolutely demand your full attention. Among them is Murakami’s inflatable self-portrait that stands at 20 feet.

We’re not kidding, and so is Murakami. Yep, that’s his 20-foot likeness greeting and towering over guests. Photo via Creative Review

Yes, you’ve read it right. We’re talking about something that bears the likeness of the Superflat Movement pioneer down to his famous round eyeglasses, in near-epic proportions. The inflatable self-portrait of the renowned Japanese artist, which sports a white T-shirt, shorts, and suspenders, is just one of the 15 pieces he created for his debut in the Middle East. Obviously, he has taken the concept of “inflated ego” up a notch, like he always does with his colorful and often surrealist artworks.

So, if you decide to see it for yourself, head over to his ongoing solo exhibit in Doha, Qatar, and take note of the details below:

Photo via Creative Review

Murakami Ego
February 9 – June 24, 2012
Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall
Doha, Qatar

If you’re curious, here are some photos that should give you an idea what to expect in his solo show:

Photos via Creative Review

Information for this article were taken from Creative Review, Lost at E Minor, and The National.

written by plasticpopsicle on 2012-02-14 #news #exhibit #lomography #self-portrait #artwork #inflatable #news #japanese-artist #takashi-murakami

One Comment

  1. elletra
    elletra ·

    i love murakami, thanks for sharing!

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