The always clever and exzciting Takashi Murakami has brought his newest exhbiti, In The Land Of The Dead, Stepping On The Tail Of A Rainbow to the Gagosian Gallery on W.24th street in Chelsea. Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi found inspiration in natural disasters, specifically the Great Tōhoku Earthquake of 2011 that devastated Japan. In the image above, on display now, we see piles of confused characters on the bottom half of the painting. Though most of his work depict classic Anime-styled characters, the Tsunami’s aftershock and devastation have shifted their usually bright eyes to a sense of confusion and bwewilderment.
The exhibit opened on November 10th and will run through January 17th, 2015. Admission is free, and the gallery is open to the public from 10am-6pm. Oh and if you’re really a fan and want to bring a piece home with you, the gold statue in the instagram post above, is on-sale now for a measley $17 million.