City Declares Feb. 1 as Takashi Murakami Day
Some artists are celebrating, while others criticize the city for not recognizing local talent
Reported by Lisa Tanh
This month, the City of Vancouver declared Feb. 1 as Takashi Murakami day. Murakami is a famous Japanese artist known for fusing contemporary and commercial art. From now until March, Murakami’s first solo exhibition in Canada can be seen at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
So what does this day mean for Vancouver? The local arts community gives The Voice the inside scoop!