©Murakami

I saw the Takashi Murakami retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last weekend. I’ve seen his work many many times, but seeing the show in this way I begin to understand better what he is trying to communicate. Murakami’s work and vision blurs the lines of art and commerce in a way that I’m sure Warhol would have envied. I know it’s like everyone says the same thing about him. But actually placing The Louis Vuitton shop in the middle of the show goes a long way to explain his vision of modern art. As an art exhibit in itself, it didn’t take my breath away, but left me wanting more.