15. Installation at Chateau de Versailles by Takashi Murakami, 2010

Although this intervention comes two years after the Koons version, Murakami's work takes on a personality all its own within the walls of Versailles. The smiling flower sculptures tangle with the floral arrangements of their Baroque backdrops and his Oval Buddha seemed to be at home by the gardens and main fountain. The Murakami-Versailles culture clash produced strange but invigorating relationships between the historical chateau and its eclectic inhabitants.

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