World-renowned contemporary artist Takashi Murakami made his way to LA last night to debut his first feature film.
The Japanese visual artist screened Jellyfish Eyes as part of LACMA’s Film Independent series.
The film follows a young boy who moves with his mother to the Japanese countryside after losing his father.
Murakami sat for a Q&A after the Monday evening screening, answering questions about his genre-defying film debut.
This is yet another medium for the 51-year-old, who typically works with paintings and sculptures, but who also dabbles in fashion, merchandise and animation.
He is also the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., a company which manages the careers of younger artists and organizes the biannual GEISAI art fair.