Takashi Murakami Meets Versailles

The splendour of France’s royal palace Versailles and the manga-inspired work of Takashi Murakami join forces in a new exhibition where modern meets stately chateau. The exhibition has evoked it’s own controversy with many visitors to the world heritage site alarmed at the juxtaposing of the sculptures, many resembling oversized children’s toys with the existing rooms and gardens. The incongruity of  Murakami’s often outlandish some erotic– art into the 17th century surroundings of the Sun King’s palace is  quite consistent with trends in other countries including the UK. This is the second show that has attempted to use the surroundings of Versailles to exhibit contemporary art Jeff Koons mounted a similar exhibition two years ago. The show will run for three months 14 September -12 December.




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