Takashi Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats Its Own Legs” Exhibit at The Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

Last weekend I went with a few friends to see Takashi Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats Its Own Legs” exhibit at The Modern in Fort Worth, Texas. Murakami is a Japanese artist whose work you probably recognize – he designed Kanye West’s Graduation album and did several collaborations with Louis Vuitton. I love the work he did with Louis Vuitton so I definitely wanted to check it out!

This wasn’t part of the Murakami exhibit, but I loved this shot!

The Modern is located in Fort Worth, Texas, not far off the I-30. We went on a Sunday and the line was ridiculously long! I found out later that they offer half-price tickets on Sundays and free admission on Fridays. I would say 1.5 – 2 hours is enough time to get through the exhibit. I personally really loved this exhibit, his art is so colorful and there’s so much detail in every piece it kind of boggles my mind! It’s definitely something you should see in person. Honestly, I never read super long commentaries so I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves. 🙂

the 2nd floor of The Modern decorated with Murakami’s design – reminded us of Lisa Frank!
I really loved the detail in his work.

Mr. DOB panda edition?

The Kanye West bear

This room seriously made me so happy!

Probably my favorite in the whole exhibit – the detail and colors in this one is RIDICULOUS!

Sculpture with little creatures hidden
I thought this room was empty but Mr. DOB was hanging out up top


These flowers seriously made me so happy!

Have you been to any art exhibits? What has been your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below!


  • Reply catcandothat July 10, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Wow – such brilliance in the photographs showcasing an great exhibition.

  • Reply hauntedhousewife July 10, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Oh my goodness, I love all the color! My roommate is an artist and his style is similar. He would have loved to see this exhibit! We are also in Texas but much further south, sadly!

    • Reply Roxy July 12, 2018 at 10:10 am

      That’s so cool your roomie is an artist! I think the exhibit is up until September, so if you guys ever make it up here! lol

  • Reply Christa July 10, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Gorgeous photos! Looks like such an amazing exhibit. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply marciemcheung July 10, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    OMG this looks amazing! He had an exhibit in Seattle last year or two years ago and the line was too long for our family. Glad you got to see this and I wonder if it’s heading up our way!

    • Reply Roxy July 12, 2018 at 10:10 am

      The line was ridiculously long at The Modern but my friends got memberships at the museum so we skipped the line! His work is seriously amazing, I hope he comes back to Seattle!

  • Reply Madison Pollard July 10, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    This looks incredible! Quite jealous of the experience. If I get to go to Fort Worth, I will have this on my list of places to visit!

  • Reply Heather C. Watson July 10, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    This is lovely! Murakami is such an interesting artist; I love the energy in his work!

  • Reply Sara Welch July 11, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    There is a lot of really col exhibits there! I would really love to go check this out sometime!

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