Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Jun 6–Sep 24, 2017

Press images

Takashi Murakami created an octopus-inspired character to celebrate the opening of Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg. © 2017 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Takashi Murakami, Super Nova, 1999. Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, Seven panels, 118 × 59 in. (300 × 150 cm) each, overall 118 in. x 413 in. (299.72 cm x 1049.02 cm). Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, fractional and promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. © 1999 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Jeffrey Wells Photography, Aurora, Colorado.
Takashi Murakami, Dragon In Clouds—Indigo Blue, 2010. Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 143 × 708 5/8 in. (363 × 1,800 cm). Collection of Larry Gagosian. © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Gavin Ashworth.
Takashi Murakami, Release Chakra’s gate at this instant, 2008. Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel, 63 × 138 in. (160.1 × 351 cm). Private Collection. ©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.
Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball 2, 2002. Acrylic on canvas, wood, 39 ½ in. (100 cm) diameter. Private Collection. Courtesy Galerie Perrotin. © 2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Norihiro Ueno.
Takashi Murakami, Klein’s Pot B, 1997. Acrylic on canvas on board, 13 5/8 × 13 5/8 × 2 ¼ in. (34.5 × 34.5 × 6 cm). Collection of Josh Abraham, Los Angeles. © 1997 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Yoshitaka Uchida.
Takashi Murakami, And Then, And Then And Then And Then And Then (Red), 1996. Acrylic on canvas, mounted on board. Overall: 118 × 118 in. (300 × 300 cm). Collection David Teiger Trust. © 1996 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Norihiro Ueno, courtesy Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo.
Takashi Murakami, DOB’s March, 1995. Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 27 9/16 × 39 3/8 in. (70 × 100 cm). Javier and Monica Mora, Miami. ©1995 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Norihiro Ueno.
Takashi Murakami, Tan Tan Bo Puking - a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002. Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 141 ¾ x 283 ½ x 2 ½ in. (360 × 720 × 6.7 cm). Courtesy Galerie Perrotin. ©2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Adam Reich.
Takashi Murakami, ZuZaZaZaZaZa, 1994. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas mounted on board, 59 × 67 in. (149.8 × 170.1 cm). Takahashi Collection. © 1994 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Norihiro Ueno.
Takashi Murakami, Flowers, flowers, flowers, 2010. Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 59 × 59 in. (150 × 150 cm). Collection of the Chang family, Taiwan. © 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Claire Dorn.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
A large black sculpture covered with colorful graffiti looks like it's made of cascading water, with small black curlicues rising up at the base. It rests on a white platform in front of four colorful paintings of animals, blue curling tentacles, and figures wearing kimonos.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Installation view, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, June 6 – September 24, 2017. Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.
Takashi Murakami, Photo: Maria Ponce Berre, © MCA Chicago.