opening today at the grand versailles palace, just outside paris, is the much-anticipated exhibition of japanese artist takashi murakami. this show follows the hugely successful showcase here of works by jeff koons in 2008, and is held in the newly established tradition of the palace foundation to allow today's great artists access to its premises. simply named murakami versailles, the exhibition features 22 works [of which 11 have been specifically created for this show], installed inside the palace and in the gardens, allowing the allegories and of versailles to carry on a dialogue with the murakami's fantastic creatures [on until dec 12]. location: avenue rockefeller [versailles]. © takashi murakami / kaikai kiki co., ltd.