Remember this bag? Takashi Murakami helped launch a whole new wave of “it” bags for Louis Vuitton and now his creations can be seen on a massive scale with his new exhibit. Murakami Versailles features 22 of the Japanese pop artist’s manga-inspired sculptures and paintings, housed inside the Hall of Mirrors at the Chateau de Versailles’ in France.
Murakami noted: “For a Japanese like me, Versailles is one of the greatest symbols of western history… I am the Cheshire cat that welcomes Alice in Wonderland with its diabolic smile, and chatters away as she wanders around the château.” With its Wonderland-meets-Marie-Antoinette feel, this exhibit is sure to please.
Murakami Versailles runs from September 14 to December 2010 in the Grand Apartment and Hall of Mirrors at Versailles.