Taking the idea of an ‘inflated ego’ to the next level, Takashi Murakami created this 20-foot-tall inflatable self-portrait for his solo show, Murakami-Ego, in Doha, Qatar.
Laurina Paperina loves contemporary art, especially contemporary artists. She loves them so much that she has several videos depicting ways in which she would kill them. Like Marina Abramovic dying from running into her lover several times naked, or Takashi Murakami being eaten by one of his flowers, or Damien Hirst being attacked by butterflies! Apparently you can love anybody to death.
Causing quite a stir in the art world this month is the Takashi Murakami exhibit at the Château de Versailles. Juxtaposing some of the greatest symbols of history with the slippery psychedelic work of Murakami, this looks like it would be a fun little trip. I bet some art history purists are having a WTF moment about now.
Dalek’s paintings were originally populated by Space Monkeys, creatures inspired by the artist’s childhood and teenage years in Japan. His most recent paintings have metamorphosed into incredibly complex abstract works, emphasizing his meticulous attention to detail and amazing sense of colour and composition. Dalek’s work has been widely exhibited internationally, and he recently spent a year as an assistant of Takashi Murakami, probably the most famous artist in the contemporary art scene. His latest exhibition Dalek and Delta, runs at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms from August 28 to September 26. He’ll be contributing guest posts to Lost At E Minor over the next two weeks on the art and music that’s inspiring his own work right now.