Monday, 13 September 2010

Murakami at Château de Versailles: Manga goes Baroque

I can kind of understand the controversey Murakami's exhibition at the Château de Versailles is causing. It's hardly as if his art fits in with all the Baroque stuff you would usually find at this French monument of excess.

But when I think about it there is a certain thread. The cultures might be centuries as well as continents apart, but they do share a common theme of shiny oppulence.

All the same I might be a bit put off myself if I turned up to find a 20ft gold cartoon character spoiling the vista.

Not to mention the giant gobstopper in the hallway.

King Louis would turn in his grave.
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