The projectThird Drawer Down Studio was thrilled to collaborate with MCA Chicago on an exclusive merchandise collection to sit alongside Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, June 6 - September 24, 2017. Exploring a love for developing luxury items, the studio adapted the large-scale work Dragon In Clouds to a stunning cashmere/modal scarf.
The exhibition, titled Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, shows how Murakami’s art is rooted in traditions of Japanese painting and folklore, and highlights the artist’s careful attention to craft and materials. It also showcases the artist’s astute eye for the contemporary influences of globalization, media culture, the continued threats of nuclear power.
The collection-Cashmere/Modal Scarf in gift box-Pocket Mirror in leather embossed pouch
The galleryLocated one block east of the historic Water Tower, the MCA champions the provocative side of contemporary art and culture. Our innovative exhibitions, performances, and programs will inspire you.
Founded in 1967 as a Kunsthalle, or noncollecting art gallery, the MCA is now one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to art since 1945. Since our inception, it has been our mission to exhibit new and experimental work artists in all media, paired with ambitious education programs. In 1974, the MCA expanded our mission to include collecting and preserving contemporary art for future generations with the inauguration of a permanent collection that has grown to include more than 2,000 works. After 29 years in a storefront on Ontario Street, the museum moved to our current location in 1996, giving our collection, exhibitions, and programming room to evolve to meet the needs of 21st-century art and audiences.