EST. 2009

October 6, 2010

That Anime Française

IT'S BEEN A GOOD SEVEN YEARS since I first caught and grew captivated by the whimsical Superflat Monogram, the Jap artist + French brand animated short which served to acquaint me with Takashi Murakami's work. Or should I say, world?

Tokyo pop meets French icons. It was such a joy to find his sculptures on exhibit at Versailles when we went. And it was such a pain to have missed the chance to see the show, as the chateau was closing even before we could get back from the garden.

There's one out overlooking the estate though. A large orb creature, flashy in gold, almost monstrous amidst the lovely Versailles landscape.

Hooray for Murakami! Hooray for Versailles! Hooray for Murakami Versailles!

Superflat Monogram for Louis Vuitton, 2003. Oval Buddha from Murakami Versailles, 2010. Animation and sculpture by Takashi Murakami.