first_imgParis, France – Famous throughout the world for his films, Takeshi Kitano also commands an enormous popularity in Japan, where he is known as Beat Takeshi. An outstanding personality, he is a star actor, TV presenter, comedian, musician, singer and poet. From March 11 through September 12, 2010, the Fondation Cartier gives home to a special exhibition by Beat Takeshi Kitano, according to a press release received by Elite Traveler.Conceived as a site-specific installation for the Fondation Cartier, Gosse de peintre presents an unexpected and captivating world in which the magical memories of childhood take center stage. Entering the funhouse, the visitor encounters an array of whimsical machines, fantastic creatures and strange objects, as well as paintings, films and TV clips.Published in conjunction with Gosse de peintre, this catalogue offers a glimpse into the world of Kitano. Drawings of objects designed by Kitano, as well as installation blueprints and paintings by the artist describe the axis of this singular exhibition. Through a rich iconography drawn from his films and top TV shows, the reader meanders through images of Kitano’s exceptional career, revealing the essence of this multifaceted artist.The Fondation Cartier’s exhibition Gosse de peintre will coincide with the French release of Kitano’s most recent film Achilles and the Tortoise and as well as with an important retrospective of his films organized by the Centre Pompidou from March 11 to June 21, 2010.For more information visit www.fondation.cartier.comlast_img