Takashi Murakami Davy Jones’ Tear Blum and Poe May 3 – June 14th.
Takashi Murakami’s show Davy Jones’ Tear opening took place at Blum and Poe. I’m sure everyone wants to know how much everything is. I never bothered to find out, but they weren’t free or cheap. They probably hit the 7 figures+ and I heard they were all sold. From one of his past associates, I found out it’s not uncommon for an artist to follow up a big ass show in the same city with another exhibition to make some sales, pretty much as I thought. The art continues to be great, in a sort of continuation from the latest works at MOCA. These really need to be seen in person to get the idea of what they’re like. From an image alone, you don’t get the idea.
I heard that these works were entirely silkscreened. Many colors no doubt and huge and meticulous. I think it’s the first time he produced work in this manner.
These works are actually amazing and will continue his tradition of art. The piece above has a little bit of old school and new. The latest flower style which you see on his mugs, and his newest style of his backgrounds.