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OUTSIDE TOKYO

‘Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer’

YOKOHAMA MUSEUM OF ART

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Staff Writer

Jan. 30-April 3

After a successful homecoming exhibition at the end of last year, contemporary artist Takashi Murakami is now unveiling his private collection of works at the Yokohama Museum of Art. Dubbed “Takahashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection,” these works include historical Japanese and Asian artifacts, contemporary pottery and European antiques — all acquired by Murakami himself. Well-known artists’ works from his collection will also be on display, such as that of Anselm Kiefer and Yoshitomo Nara.

Murakami has been internationally critically acclaimed, particularly for his Superflat postmodern art, which drew attention to the flat appearance of Japanese visual art and popular culture. This exhibition offers insight into Murakami’s source of aesthetic ideas and creative processes.

Yokohama Museum of Art; 3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa. Minatomirai Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥1,500. Closed Thu. 045-221-0300; yokohama.art.museum