Art is healing. And in doing his bit on the same lines, Takashi Murakami recently adorned a part of the Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C. with his quintessential flower motif. The maverick took to Instagram to share images of his work on the walls, doors, and even the CT/PET scanner at the hospital.
The project was organized by Gagosian and RxArt in association with the artist. Remarking on it, Murakami wrote: “My Flower works were installed to wrap a CT/PET scanner, and the wallpaper at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC,” he further added, “Thank you to the RxArt team for the arrangements.”
Echoing on the beauty of the Japanese artist’s work, Dr. Dorothy Bulas, chief, division of diagnostic imaging and radiology at the hospital, said, “The CT suite can be such an imposing environment, and some beauty and levity is so helpful. When children must have scans, the beauty of this RxArt project provides more reassurance that they are in good hands.”
In addition to the project at the Children’s National Hospital, Murakami also donated an artwork as part of a treasure hunt hosted by the Grand Palais and Perrotin Gallery earlier in the year. He has also collaborated with the Grant Hyatt Hotel to design an edition of exclusive tea sets recently. Well, the artist’s bright and beautiful flower motifs certainly seem to have a way with everyone!