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In The Land Of The Dead, Stepping On The Tail Of A Rainbow

  • Takashi Murakami
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    Takashi Murakami, To be titled, 2014

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Current Exhibitions at Gagosian


Gemini

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  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2020
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It reminds me of something, and I don’t know what it is.

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Birth Machine Baby

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  • Mark Prent,
  • Opens: Nov. 05, 2019
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Zao Wou-Ki

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  • Opens: Sep. 09, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 26, 2019
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Domestic Horror

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  • Chloe Wise,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
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Fletcher: A Lifetime in Surf

  • Herbie Fletcher,
  • Opens: Jul. 25, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 30, 2019
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Flowers

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  • Opens: Jun. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 16, 2019
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Jeff Wall [Extended]

  • Jeff Wall,
  • Opens: Apr. 30, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 26, 2019
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New Paintings & Works on Paper

  • Jonas Wood,
  • Opens: Apr. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 24, 2019
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Combustion

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  • Opens: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
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Tivoli

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  • Opens: Mar. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
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Young Twitchy

  • Harmony Korine,
  • Opens: Mar. 14, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 20, 2019
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Diagrams for the Imagination

  • Arakawa,
  • Opens: Mar. 05, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 13, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 05, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Devotion [Extended]

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  • Opens: Jan. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 23, 2019
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Marc Newson

  • Marc Newson,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 17, 2019
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Self-Portraits

  • Spencer Sweeney,
  • Opens: Nov. 09, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
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High Times [Extended]

  • Richard Prince,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 19, 2018
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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New Capri, Capri, Free Capri

  • Mark Grotjahn,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Never Remember

  • Nate Lowman,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 15, 2018
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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PLAY

  • Urs Fischer,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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BLOCKBUSTER

  • Harmony Korine,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
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Romuald Hazoumè

  • Romuald Hazoumè,
  • Opens: Sep. 05, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
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I’ve Seen Gray Whales Go By

  • Mary Weatherford,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 13, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Ancestors [EXTENDED]

  • Jenny Saville,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 20, 2018
  • Reception: May. 03, 2018
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Sōtatsu

  • Urs Fischer,
  • Opens: May. 03, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
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Gazing Ball

  • Jeff Koons,
  • Opens: May. 30, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
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PRINTS

  • Jonas Wood,
  • Opens: Apr. 05, 2018
  • Closes: May. 25, 2018
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Colour Space Paintings [EXTENDED]

  • Damien Hirst,
  • Opens: May. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 10, 2018
  • Reception: May. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Easyfun-Ethereal

  • Jeff Koons,
  • Opens: Mar. 10, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 21, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 10, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008

  • Cy Twombly,
  • Opens: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Coronation of Sesostris

  • Cy Twombly,
  • Opens: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 28, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Standing Still Lifes

  • Tom Wesselmann,
  • Opens: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 18, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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back and forth and forth and back [Extended]

  • Douglas Gordon,
  • Opens: Nov. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 14, 2017
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Rudolf Stingel

  • Rudolf Stingel,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2017
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LA Invitational

  • Chris Burden,
  • Frank Gehry,
  • Piero Golia,
  • Mark Grotjahn,
  • Thomas Houseago,
  • Alex Israel,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Nancy Rubins,
  • Sterling Ruby,
  • Ed Ruscha,
  • Robert Therrien,
  • Jeff Wall,
  • Mary Weatherford,
  • Jonas Wood,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 16, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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16-Sided Open Polygon

  • Walter De Maria,
  • Opens: Sep. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Masks

  • John Chamberlain,
  • Opens: Sep. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 27, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Picasso and the Camera

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 03, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Johnny's Pool

  • Jean Pigozzi,
  • Opens: Apr. 12, 2016
  • Closes: May. 28, 2016
  • Reception: Apr. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Security Guard

  • Duane Hanson,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 03, 2014
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In The Land Of The Dead, Stepping On The Tail Of A Rainbow

  • Takashi Murakami
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blair Thurman

  • Blair Thurman,
  • Opens: Nov. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Polaroids

  • Carlo Mollino,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Walter De Maria

  • Walter De Maria,
  • Opens: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 08, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vera Lutter

  • Vera Lutter,
  • Opens: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Möbelskulpturen/Furniture Works

  • Franz West,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Nov. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Altars

  • Michael Heizer,
  • Opens: May. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 02, 2015
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Urs Fischer

  • Urs Fischer,
  • Opens: Oct. 28, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
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Phantom

  • Douglas Gordon,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 17, 2015
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Cy Twombly

  • Cy Twombly,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Original

  • Richard Prince,
  • Opens: Apr. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Studies for Desire Lines

  • Tatiana Trouvé,
  • Opens: Mar. 03, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 25, 2015
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
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Home & Garden (Annex)

  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Opens: Jun. 17, 2015
  • Closes: Sep. 04, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 17, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975

  • David Reed,
  • Opens: Jan. 17, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 25, 2017
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Green Street Mural

  • Roy Lichtenstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Robert Therrien

  • Robert Therrien,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gazing Ball

  • Jeff Koons,
  • Opens: Nov. 09, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Buddha's Fingers

  • Chris Burden,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 19, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mother Daughter

  • Linda McCartney,
  • Mary McCartney,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 30, 2016
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  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington

  • Sally Mann,
  • Opens: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Nude: From Modigliani to Currin [Extended]

  • Francis Bacon,
  • David Hockney,
  • Edvard Munch,
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat,
  • Mike Kelley,
  • Takashi Murakami
  • Louise Bourgeois,
  • Martink Kippenberger,
  • Francis Picabia,
  • Glenn Brown,
  • Yves Klein,
  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Paul Cézanne,
  • Jeff Koons,
  • Richard Prince,
  • John Currin,
  • Roy Lichtenstein,
  • Charles Ray,
  • Willem de Kooning,
  • René Magritte,
  • Jenny Saville,
  • Marcel Duchamp,
  • Aristide Maillol,
  • Egon Schiele,
  • Lucian Freud,
  • Henri Matisse,
  • Andy Warhol,
  • Alberto Giacometti,
  • Amedeo Modigliani,
  • Tom Wesselmann,
  • Opens: Sep. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 19, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paperwork and the Will of Capital

  • Taryn Simon,
  • Opens: Feb. 18, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 18, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Custom-Built Intrigue: Drawings 1974–1984

  • Ed Ruscha,
  • Opens: May. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Misunderstandings in the Quest for the Universal

  • Urs Fischer,
  • Opens: Mar. 01, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 23, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Joe Bradley

  • Joe Bradley,
  • Opens: Apr. 02, 2016
  • Closes: May. 03, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Reverb

  • Mark Tansey,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Richard Serra

  • Richard Serra,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Richard Serra [extended]

  • Richard Serra,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jumping Over My Shadow

  • Georg Baselitz,
  • Opens: Sep. 20, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 20, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Six Paintings

  • Arakawa,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

[EXTENDED] Picasso's Picassos: : A Selection from the Collection of Maya Ruiz-Picasso

  • Pablo Picasso,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 18, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Not Abstract II

  • Andreas Gursky,
  • Opens: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 10, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elevator Paintings: Trees

  • Albert Oehlen,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 15, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Katharina Grosse

  • Katharina Grosse,
  • Opens: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Transition From Cool To Warm

  • Anselm Kiefer,
  • Opens: May. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 01, 2017
  • Reception: May. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Reason

  • Carsten Höller,
  • Opens: Jun. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Sep. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Nov 10 - Jan 17, 2015

  • Reception: Nov 10, 6 - 8pm

Where

Gagosian

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About

To me, religions are a narrative...Natural catastrophes, earthquakes, are things caused by nature. Such chaos is natural, but we have to make sense of it somehow, and so we had to invent these stories. That is what I wanted to paint.
—Takashi Murakami

Gagosian New York is pleased to announce “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow,” a major exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Takashi Murakami.

A lightning rod of cultural dichotomies (high/low, ancient/modern, oriental/occidental), Murakami believes the artist to be one who perceives and limns the borders between worlds. Combining classical techniques with the latest technologies, he moves freely within an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. Parallel to the dystopian themes that pervade his work, he recollects and revitalizes traditional narratives of transcendence and enlightenment, often involving outsider-savants. Mining religious and secular subjects favored by the so-called Japanese “eccentrics” or non-conformist artists of the Early Modern era commonly considered to be counterparts of the Western Romantic tradition, Murakami situates himself within their legacy of bold and lively individualism in a manner that is entirely his own and of his time.

Since the devastating Great Tōhoku Earthquake of 2011, Murakami has explored Japanese art produced in response to historic natural disasters. For example, in the aftermath of the Great Asei Edo Earthquake of 1855, painters such as Kano Kazunobu portrayed the five hundred arhats (or rakan), the spiritual protectors of the Buddha’s teachings, as stewards of enlightenment in dire times. While Kazunobu employed diverse Eastern and Western techniques in his vast scroll paintings, Murakami has created an immersive installation, entered through a 56-ton replica of a sanmon (sacred gate), of eclectic arhats; deliquescing clones of his fictional creature Mr. Dob; and karajishi, the mythic lions that guard Japanese Buddhist temples. Here is a contemporary belief system, constructed in the wake of disaster, that merges earlier faiths, myths, and images into a syncretic spirituality of the artist’s imagination. In totemic sculptures representing demons, religious sites, and self-portraits; and paintings that conflate classical Japanese techniques with Abstract Expressionist tropes, science-fiction, manga, and Buddhist and Shinto imagery, Murakami investigates the role of faith amid the inexorable transience and trauma of existence.


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