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Takashi Murakami Returning to Paris for Mr. DOB-Focused Solo Exhibition

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Takashi Murakami returns to Paris for a solo exhibition at Perrotin, opening on October 16! 💥 The Japanese artist is back at the Paris gallery three years after his solo show ‘Learning the Magic of Painting.’ The exhibition will be located in a very special place: a showroom that is usually closed to the public, called Salle de Bal. More to come soon! — Takashi Murakami 📍 Perrotin Paris 📆 October 16 – December 21, 2019 — #TakashiMurakami #MurakamiPerrotin #KaiKaiKiKi #GaleriePerrotin #Perrotin — Takashi Murakami, Self-Portrait: Contemplation, 2019. Acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on wood panel. 142.3 x 117.2 cm | 56 1/16 x 46 1/8 inch. ©2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Perrotin

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Takashi Murakami is returning to Paris’ Galerie Perrotin for his 14th solo show. Baka will take place inside the gallery’s Salle de Bal, a showroom usually closed to the public and only viewable by appointment. The space will focus on Mr. DOB, the iconic character he created in 1993, who will appear in six new portraits. A five-foot sculpture of Mr. DOB will also stand in the middle of the room.

The adjacent room will feature the debut of his Devil Ko2, another sculpture in his series of hyper-sexualized manga characters, alongside a photo he took in 2004 of a woman in a Devil Ko2 costume. Two additional pieces in his new Panda Flower Ball series will reinterpret his signature flower motif.

Baka opens October 16 with a reception from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. local time. It’ll then run through December 21.

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