Exploring Vancouver: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

One of my favorite things to do in Vancouver, Canada is visit the Vancouver Art Gallery. I have blogged about this gallery from past visits, but this time, just driving past it was a surreal experience. The whole façade had been altered for one of its exhibits, The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, a retrospective of the work of Takashi Murakami.

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In this country, Murakami is perhaps best known for doing an album cover for Kanye West.

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But believe me when I say, there’s much more to him than just that! Here are some more pictures from our visit to this wonderful exhibit.

Sadly, by the time you read this, this exhibit will have gone from Vancouver, but if it makes it to your city, I highly recommend it. It was playful, delightful, strange and creepy by turns.

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4 thoughts on “Exploring Vancouver: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

      1. lyn sutton

        I like a lot of his works but this piece that’s supposed to be sexually shocking just seems too juvenile.

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