So last night was the big super snazzy Members Only opening party for the © MURAKAMI Show at MOCA.
The show is amazing, and I was blown away by both the giant sculptural installations and also the total environments created in the rooms that received the wallpaper treatments.
I’m no art critic but this is one not to be missed.
On the downside, the museum staff were the most aggressive and unpleasant bunch I have ever encountered, all but ruining the experience for me.
They followed us around like vultures, reminding everyone that photography was forbidden (except if you had a media pass, which pretty much everyone but me must have had because there were a zillion cameras), and just bullying us in general. This was an invitation-only closed event, and I wasn’t thrilled to be getting the treatment normally reserved for common thugs, particularly when it was being doled out by surly, underage, ignorant, minimum-wage dullards in filthy, worn out polo shirts.
Oh and the line to get into the Louis Vuitton shop never moved the whole time we were there and was out the door by the time we left – you could end up spending the whole night just waiting to shop!
More forbidden photos after the jump – and in my Flickr set.
STU was kind enough to offer to share his photos too. Thanks, STU!
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