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Friday, June 9, 2017

Tentacles and style galore at the MCA opening of the Murakami exhibit

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Octopus's Garden

Chicago’s art-world elites descended on the Museum of Contemporary Art on June 3 for the annual ArtEdge Gala, this year celebrating the MCA’s 50th anniversary and the Takashi Murakami retrospective “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg,” which opened to the public on June 6th. In addition to the typical gowns and suits, a number of attendees customized their outfits to match the Japanese artist’s cute and sinister psychedelic motifs. Murakami himself (pictured above) arrived sporting an appropriately flamboyant cephalopod-inspired ensemble. The soiree had no shortage of eye candy, including large light fixtures designed by the artist for the occasion, blue drinks decorated with dragon-fruit garnishes, and a performance by Janelle Monáe. 

Originally published in the Chicago Reader.

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See more of the event's glamorous guests below:



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