Tag Archives: Takashi Murakami

The Broad 2.0

FullSizeRender 23.jpgDetail of Of Chinese Lions, Peonies, Skulls and Fountains // Takashi Murakami // 2011 // Acrylic on canvas stretched on wooden panel

The first time I went to The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, I was mesmerized by the building’s architecture, the natural lighting of the works and the viewable vault. Today was my second trip to The Broad and I found myself even more impressed. The Broad’s collection is impressive, showcasing works from artists such as Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker. This museum is worth the trip downtown. However, be sure to get your tickets online before you go to avoid the long queue!

FullSizeRender 40.jpgMichael Jackson and Bubbles // Jeff Koons // 1988 // Porcelain

FullSizeRender 22.jpg

Fountain (Buddha) // Sherrie Levine // 1996 // Cast bronze

IMG_6663.JPGAfrican’t // Kara Walker // 1996 // Cut paper on wall

FullSizeRender 33.jpg

 Untitled (New York City) // Cy Twombly // 1953 // Oil-based house paint & wax crayon on canvas

FullSizeRender 23 copy.jpg

Green Angle // Ellsworth Kelly // 1970 // Oil on canvas

The Broad

IMG_4299 2Los Angeles has a new contemporary art museum! The Broad Museum opened this past September in downtown LA and is free to all, just so long as you reserve a ticket online in advance. Seems simple enough. However, these tickets are a coveted item at the moment. People have to book months in advance due to the museum’s popularity. The 2,000 work collection includes a wide range of artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and Yayoi Kusama. After months of anticipation I finally had the opportunity to visit the Broad. Here are a few of my favorite works.

FullSizeRender 57

IMG_4319 2Under the Table // Robert Therrien // 1994

FullSizeRender 68

Untitled // Jasper Johns // oil on encaustic on canvas (4 panels) // 1975

FullSizeRender 72

In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow // Takashi Murakami // Acrylic on canvas // 2014

FullSizeRender 67

Goldfish Bowl // Roy Lichtenstein // Painted & patinated bronze // 1977

FullSizeRender 71

Untitled // Jean-Michel Basquait // Acrylic & oilstick on canvas // 1981