Takashi Murakami's New Work Shows his Dark Side

By: Christina Butty - Published: • References: blog.theartcollectors and hypebeast
Takashi Murakami is typically known for his manga-esque, cutesy art pieces. At his new exhibition at the Gagosian gallery in New York titled, “Picture of Fate: I Am But A Fisherman Who Angles in the Darkness of his Mind,” Murakami’s work took on a more macabre twist.

His feature work in the exhibition is a large piece that combines several aspects of his superflat style called, “A Picture Of The Blessed Lion Who Stares At Death” which -- though brightly colored -- does contain an array of skulls. Though some of his work is a bit dark, this piece is certainly darker than his usual pieces.