Art is subjective. However, this superflat spoke to me because I love pandas for various reasons. To start, they are super cute, they look super soft (haven't touched one yet), and they are the most recognized international sign for endangered species.
The vomit piece.
This artwork resonates with me because I get migraine headaches all the time and they are so bad that I have to get rid of everything in my stomach and then sleep it off, in order to get rid of the migraine. But, while I'm getting rid of everything in my stomach I always feel like I'm having an outer body experience. One EP is doing the action and the other EP is observing and identifying the stuff that's exiting my body. This is what the piece reminded me of. Ohhh, the super nova is super mega kool. I love it (so wanted a scarf with this image!). A mushroom silhouette is what you will see when an atomic bomb is dropped (hint..hint.. He's Japanese, think Hiroshima and Nagasaki). My interpretation is that what you see here is Murakami expression on how these bombs affected his world.
The milk section was interesting. (above picture)
It's interesting how Murakami inserts sexuality, exaggeration, and anime all into one.
Should I say more?
The flower room and the Kaikai and Kiki to me represent Murakami's utopia. This is what he thinks the land should be like, all flowers and smiley’s looking at you from all directions while Kaikai and Kiki forever remain friends and explore the universe.
Other stuff that I found kool and interesting
The company man and I, by the stairwell art. Notice the contrast between happy land with flowers and smiley’s and camouflage with skull shadows on the wall (all Murakami art).
Outside of the museum, The company man with his Murakami t-shirt purchase and shopping bag and Enid P.
I wanted to buy a scarf with Murakami art but didn't find one.
P.S. I forgot to mention that they have a built in Louis Vuitton store smack in the middle of the exhibit.
What are your thoughts?
Enid P. "Dare to Dream"