Contemporary art to the metaverse: Takashi Murakami’s poppy trip

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New York (AFP) – Takashi Murakami is known for blending pop art and Asian fine arts, but for his latest exhibition in New York, he is moving into the metaverse. At the show “An Arrow Through History” that opened this week at Manhattan’s Gagosian Gallery, Murakami builds bridges from traditional fine arts to Japanese pop art to buzzy NFTs — the digital tokens that represent original artwork. Murakami told AFP he is concerned that younger generations are screen-obsessed and “don’t understand the contemporary art history.” “They can enjoy very few things, but with the plus of augmented reality, …

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