Artist: Takashi Murakami
Artwork: Tan Tan Bo
Size: overall: 360 x 540 cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, in three parts
Creation year: 2001
Provenance: Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 2001
Exhibition history: Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art, Takashi Murakami: summon monsters? open doors? heal? or die?, August-November 2001, pp. 63-66 (illustrated in color and work in progress illustrated in color); Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain; London, Serpentine Gallery, Takashi Murakami, KaiKai KiKi, June 2002-January 2003, pp. 7-11, 92-97 and 108 (illustrated in color; work in progress and installation views illustrated in color); Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Brooklyn Museum; Frankfurt, Museum fur Moderne Kunst; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, ©Murakami, October 2007-May 2009, n.p. and p. 303 (illustrated in color); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Vancouver Art Gallery; Fort Worth, Museum of Modern Art, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, June 2017-September 2018, pp. 27-28, 144, 152, 154-7, 240 and 270 (illustrated in color).