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Exhibition Introduces the Playful World of MURAKAMI Takashi


The 500 Arhats
Installation view: “Murakami – Ego,” Doha, Qatar in 2012
2012年、ドーハ(カタール)での展示「Murakami – Ego」の様子
Takashi Murakami The 500 Arhats 2012
Installation view: “Murakami – Ego,” Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall, Doha, 2012 Photo: GION
© 2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.


“Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats” will be held from October 31, 2015 to March 6, 2016 at the Mori Art Museum (Roppongi, Tokyo). The main attraction will be “The 500 Arhats,” a 100-meter-long painting to be shown for the first time in Japan. Also included are some new works Murakami created especially for this exhibition as well as other recent works.

Entrance costs 1,600 yen for adults.

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