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Albright-Knox spotlights bold new work by Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami, the acclaimed Japanese artist known for his singular and eye-popping visual style, has never had an exhibition in this region. That changes on Nov. 4, when a selection of the artist's new work will go on display in the gallery's sculpture court in "Takashi Murakami: The Deep End of the Universe."

The show will feature two 60-foot-long paintings, featuring Murakami's color-crazed style, fusing Japanese pop culture with historical references and his own obscure narrative.

"It's an extremely ambitious installation," Chaffee said. "The way I can best describe it is it's going to be 150 running feet of new paintings from the last year or two."

Murakami will be in Buffalo on Nov. 8 for a ticketed event featuring a meet and greet with the artist.

"Takashi Murakami: The Deep End of the Universe": Nov. 4 through Jan. 28 in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. Admission is $6 to $12. Call 882-8700 or visit

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