Murakami's Monumental Dragon

The key to this painting by Takashi Murakami is in the title: Dragon in Clouds—Red Mutation: The version I painted myself in annoyance after Professor Nobuo Tsuji told me, “Why don’t you paint something yourself for once?”

Hear the story of how a challenge by Professor Tsuji led the artist to paint a monumental dragon without any help from his studio assistants.

All Murakami artworks: ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.