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Gagosian New York is currently holding “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow,” a major exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Tokyo-based artist Takashi Murakami. Combining classical techniques with the latest technologies, Murakami continues to explore an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. In totemic sculptures representing demons, religious sites and self-portraits; and paintings that combine 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. “In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow” will be open through January 17, 2015.

Gagosian Gallery New York
555 W. 24th St.
New York, NY 10011

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Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.

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