"Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg" Slated for June 2017

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago plans to mount a major retrospective of the work of Takashi Murakami from June 6, 2017.

“Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” is billed as the “first serious survey of his work as a painter,” and promises to provide an analysis of the artist's relationship with traditional Japanese art, presenting his works related to folklore and pop culture, the traditions of Nihonga, Japanese modern painting, and the Tokyo art scene of the 1980s to the 1990s.

In total about 50 works will be presented, including some never-before-seen paintings. The exhibition will continue through September 24, 2017.