The Museum of Contemporary Art at Chicago today (June 4, 2017) opened an exhibit dedicated to the work of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Titled “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg,” the exhibition features 50 paintings by Murakami that span three decades of his career, beginning with the artist’s earliest mature works.
The museum also added Murakami merchandise to its online shop that includes pillows, puppets books, key chains, file folers, pins, books and prints. Prices range from $2.95 for a sticker set to $2,100 for a “Flowerball Margaret” 3-D print.
Alas, the store went live yesterday, and already the pillows are sold out, as are all of the prints. No word on whether there is additional stock in the museum store.
Check out some of the items in the store below and visit mcachicagostore.com to see more. Image above via Anthony Treviño. MOCA is located at 220 East Chicago Avenue in Chicago if you’re interested in seeing the work in person.
— MCA Chicago (@mcachicago) June 3, 2017
@takashipom is continuing to share more behind-the-scenes views of his studio for upcoming exhibition “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg.” The exhibitions features more than 🐙🐙🐙—the artist himself will be in conversation with Curator Michael Darling on June 2! Very limited quantities of tickets for that talk are on sale tomorrow at noon and it will sell out—check mcachicago.org for more details. See characters and scenes both real and imaginary starting June 6. #Murakami (📷: @Takashipom)