Shinji Murakami
Samurai (Self-Portrait)

For his first exhibition in Europe, Murakami brought his Self-Portrait as Samurai to an Italian audience at Artissima, Torino.

“All Europeans think we Japanese are Samurai, so I wanted to confirm for them that we certainly are,” says Shinji through a coy smile.

Additional poses in the works.

Samurai (Self-Portrait), 2019
wood, glue, alkyd paint, screw with stand 24.5 × 20 × 10 in

Left to Right: Fundoshi Samurai, Traditional Japanese male underwear, new color Samurai, swinging sword samurai, samurai with bow