Blum & Poe Gallery's Takashi Murakami Arhat Exhibit is Enigmatic

By: Leslie Chen - Published: Apr 27, 2013 • References: takashimurakami & highsnobiety
The Takashi Murakami Arhat exhibit is the latest collection from the world-renowned contemporary artist.

Stationed at Blum & Poe Gallery in Los Angeles, the pieces in the collection were inspired by ancient Buddhist stories and explore topics like death and creation. Although these themes are heavy, the Takashi Murakami Arhat exhibit features the artist's signature colorful cartoon style and the image of a smiling flower which is one of the recurrent designs within his portfolio. Cryptic yet masked in tones of cheerfulness, the collection is an enigmatic series of artwork that speaks to Murakami's high low aesthetic. The exhibit also includes sculptures alongside the artist's paintings.

If you're lucky enough to reside in the Los Angeles area, be sure to check out the Takashi Murakami Arhat exhibit before it closes on May 25. Stats for Cryptic Cartoon Collections Trending: Older & Chilly
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