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Murakami at Versailles

The Q&A: Jean-Jacques Aillagon, provocateur

FOR the third consecutive year, a contemporary artist has been invited to exhibit his work in the Château de Versailles, one of the world's most celebrated historic monuments. Once again, stodgy defenders of the integrity of Versailles are up in arms.


Takashi Murakami, Oval Buddha, Bronze and gold leaf, 568 × 312 × 319 cm. View of the exhibition Murakami Versailles at Château de Versailles, 2010

Murakami at Versailles: The Oval Buddha Silver (2008) in the Hercules Salon of Versailles Palace

Takashi Murakami at the Palace of Versailles


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Château de Versailles invites world famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to make his mark