Pity the poor parents who want to introduce their tots to the work of a contemporary artist like Takashi Murakami. Sure, all those laughing daisies and dancing bears are adorable, but how do you explain to Junior on a Saturday afternoon trip to the museum why that lady’s breasts are so big, or why that blonde dude is twirling a lasso of white stuff that’s coming out of his … uh, never mind. And forget about taking the wee ones to Murakami’s current show at Gagosian in London, unless you want to have to deal with questions about giant metal penises and giant metal vaginas and anime gals with even bigger breasts this time around.
Fortunately, there’s a relatively family-friendly Murakami piece the whole family can enjoy in the form of a delightful promo video the artist made a few years ago to commemorate his (then) six year collaboration with Louis Vuitton. It’s full of all the wacky shapes and colors that make Murakami’s work so captivating, minus all these distracting genitalia!
(Of course, there’s still the risk of nightmares about being ingested by a cuddly Pokemon-like character, but at least the kids won’t be asking questions about, you know, sex.)