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Takashi Murakami, Japan’s Answer to Andy Warhol

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The instantly recognizable art of Takashi Murakami, Japan’s answer to Andy Warhol, has graced handbags, phone cases, skateboards, and album covers—in Moscow, it was recently even charbroiled onto a hamburger. Now his imagery is back in its natural habitat, hanging on walls at the Perrotin gallery. There are plenty of his signature otaku flowers, but also forays into art history, including homages to the British master of angst Francis Bacon and the Edo-period Japanese painter Soga Shohaku. Through June 17.


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