BYU Museum of Art [Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami exhibition]

November 18, 2012
Provo, Utah

"Warhol meets Murakami"

We went to an exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art. We found a lot of very interesting stuff. Starting with the mutilation of my childhood hero, Astroboy:

Approach the Truth—Astro Boy, by Shin Kiwoun

The main featuring was "Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami (Selections from Freedman Family Collections and BYU Museum of Art)"

A sort of comparison between the 21st-century Japanese Pop Takashi Murakami and the 60s Warhol's style.

Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami is an  Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media—such as painting and sculpture—as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media —fashion, merchandise, and animation.

Murakami was the designer of the Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram and was a huge commercial success.

( Though he had previously collaborated with fashion designers such as Issey Miyake Men by Naoki Takizawa, his work with Louis Vuitton won him widespread fame and notoriety as an artist who blurs the line between ‘high art’ and commercialism.)

Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was an artist who was a leading figure in the pop art movement.

Silver Mylar balloon display by Warhol

 Some other exhibitions :

We Could Be Heroes
High Rollers by Jason Yarmosky

 People in a Hard Land

Christmas Festival
Nativity by Brian Kershisnik

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