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Martin Lawrence Galleries Celebrates Murakami

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Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), the nation’s preeminent network of fine art galleries, will be filling Spring with the singularly spectacular work of Takashi Murakami at their San Francisco, New York, Dallas and Las Vegas locations throughout the months of May and June.

MLG’s Spring Fling will be showing Murakami’s colorful paintings which reveal the consistent, universal themes that have guided the artist’s work. Each work of art reflects his craft and insightful engagement with popular culture, folklore and pop art style, all mixed with traditional Japanese culture. One of today’s most imaginative artists, Murakami is universally recognized for both his fine art and commercial output — including collaborations with hip-hop stars Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, as well as designs for the fashion and beauty industry with Louis Vuitton, Issey Miyake and Shu Uemura.

Murakami was influenced by animated films (anime), comic books (manga), and global branding, and creates and adapts his recognizable characters into a style that he has dubbed “Superflat”-a tribute to the two-dimension style of classic Japanese cartoons. The theory posits that there is a legacy of flat, 2-dimensional imagery from Japanese Art history in manga and anime. 

DETAILS:

Exhibition Calendar
Martin Lawrence Galleries – Las Vegas, NV – May 1-31st
The Forum Shops at Caesars, 3500 South Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV + vegas@martinlawrence.com + (702) 991-5990

Martin Lawrence Galleries – Soho, NY – Opening Reception, Thursday, May 10, 6-8 pm, On Exhibit Through May 30th
457 West Broadway, New York + sohodirector@martinlawrence.com + (212) 995-8865

Martin Lawrence Galleries – Dallas, TX – Opening Reception, Saturday, June 23, 6-8 pm, on exhibit through July 10th
13350 Dallas Parkway, Galleria Level 1, Dallas + dallas@martinlawrence.com + (972) 546-2988

Martin Lawrence Galleries – San Francisco – June 1-30
366 Geary St, Union Square, San Francisco, CA + geary@martinlawrence.com + (415) 956-0345

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