© Takashi Murakami

Japanese Art Through the Eyes of Takashi Murakami

June 6, 2017 | Art

One of Japanese modern art’s most famous works hasn’t lost it’s magnetic attraction in 20 years!

Takashi Murakami originally created this work, 727, back in 1996. He claimed that it had no particular meaning, but was rather an amalgamation of all the Japanese styles and techniques available to him: from nihonga and byobu panel painting, to his own manga-inspired style.

The vivid colors of this version, created in 2007, recall oxidizing metals and gives this panel a sense of strength and solidity when compared to the more pastel-hued original.

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