村上隆的作品比日本人更受外國人喜愛?Takashi Murakami’s works are more welcomed by the international market?


6. 村上隆的作品比日本人更受外國人喜愛?

Takashi Murakami’s works are more welcomed by the international market?

《日本時報》曾這樣描述村上隆:「儘管村上隆在國際和時尚圈聲浪極高,但日本國人的反應通常很平淡:『噢,他嘛,就是做很可愛花的那位。』」村上隆認為日本人討厭他,並指責他剽竊了國家文化。隨著村上隆跟他的作品在國際市場的名氣越高,他越感受到日本人對他的厭惡情緒。村上隆坦言對這些負面聲浪感到壓力和困擾。不過在國際當代藝術市場中,村上隆還是可以看到世界對日本藝術和文化的強烈興趣和渴望。



Described by The Japan Times, even though everyone from the world and the fashion industry is talking about Murakami, people from his own country are tepid about him: ‘Oh, that painter of cute flowers.’ Murakami believes the Japanese people hate him for ‘stealing’ the country’s culture. As he is gaining more fame and recognition worldwide, he also feels more suppressed and loathed by his compatriots, which has been a cause of his distress. Despite this, he still sees the strong desire from the international contemporary art market for Japanese art and culture.

 

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