The artist's show offers a curious juxtaposition.

In a strange mix of hyperreal cartoon world and royal opulence, Takashi Murakami’s show at The Palace of Versailles offers a curious juxtaposition.

Murakami explains:

“For a Japanese like me, the Château de Versailles is one of the greatest symbols of Western history. It is the emblem of an ambition for elegance, sophistication and art that most of us can only dream of. Of course, we are aware that the spark that set fire to the powder of the Revolution came directly from the centre of the building.

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