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Paris
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Takashi Murakami
Chateau de Versailles
Avenue de Paris, 78008 Versailles, France
September 14, 2010 - December 12, 2010


Versailles gone Neo Pop

 

 

 

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 14 - DECEMBER 12, 2010, TAKASHI MURAKAMI WILL BE ON VIEW IN THE GRANS APARTEMENTS AND GALERIE DES GLACES AT THE CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES.

“For a Japanese like me, the Château de Versailles is one of the greatest symbols of Western history. It is the emblem of an ambition for elegance, sophistication and art that most of us can only dream of.

Of course, we are aware that the spark that set fire to the powder of the Revolution came directly from the centre of the building.

But, in many respects, everything is transmitted to us as a fantastic tale coming from a very distant kingdom. Just as French people can find it hard to recreate in their minds an accurate image of the Samurai period, the history of this palace has become diminished for us in reality.

So it is probable that the Versailles of my imagination corresponds to an exaggeration and a transformation in my mind so that it has become a kind of completely separate and unreal world. That is what I have tried to depict in this exhibition.

I am the Cheshire cat that welcomes Alice in Wonderland with its diabolic smile, and chatters away as she wanders around the Château.

With a broad smile I invite you all to discover the wonderland of Versailles.”

Takashi Murakami



Posted by ArtSlant Team on 9/21/10

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