As with most things involving Takashi Murakami these days, or this decade rather, the scene at the opening for his newest solo show,  GYATEI², that we attended last week was… lively? Packed? Celebrity-attended? Grand? Bold? Experimental? All of the above? As Murakami has ascended into the 21st Centuries “It” artist, the one defining arts terms in the pop-culture lexicon, his art shows become more and more like events. But in these events, there is one thing that we forget: the craft of which his studio makes these iconic and historical paintings and sculptures. And Takashi’s latest show,  GYATEI², now on view at Gagosian Beverly Hills through April 13, 2019, features some of his most famed characters mixed with some new…

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