MCA Talk:
Takashi Murakami

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611


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Featured image

A horizontal expanse of abraded blues, purples, and beige, across which a stylized white stream meanders. A red, white and blue bulbous creature wtih jagged white teeth and resembling Mickey Mouse appears to ride the currents of the stream.
Takashi Murakami, 727, 1996. Acrylic on canvas mounted on board; 118 1/10 × 177 1/5 × 4/5 in. (300 × 450 × 7 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of David Teiger, 2003. © 1996 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved
Photo: Tom Powell Imaging


Takashi Murakami discusses his exhibition Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg with James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling.


The Richard and Mary L. Gray Lectures are made possible through a generous gift to the Chicago Contemporary Campaign.