Guggenheim Museum Bilbao celebrates A Retrospective of Work by Takashi Murakami

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Takashi Murakami - Tan Tan Bo Puking - a.k.a. Gero Tan, 2002 - Acrylic on canvas mounted on board 360 x 540 x 6.7 cm Collection of Amalia Dayan & Adam Lindemann. Courtesy of Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris ©2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

BILBAO, SPAIN – From February 17 through May 31 2009, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao will present the most important retrospective to date of the work of the Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (b. Tokyo, 1962), one of the most celebrated contemporary artists to have emerged from Asia in the last century.  Organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), this exhibition, which takes up the entire third floor of the museum, offers us a fresh new vision of this Japanese artist’s groundbreaking project.