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Vancouver Art Gallery is being turned into a giant octopus (PHOTOS)

DH Vancouver Staff Jan 31, 2018 1:58 pm 3,699

A new exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery is sure to turn a few heads.

In fact, many will be able to witness part of it before they even step foot inside the building.

As part of the first-ever art retrospective in Canada by Japanese international art icon Takashi Murakami – which officially kicks off on February 3 – a giant octopus is being painted outside on top of the iconic building.

The exhibit, entitled The Octupus Eats its Own Leg, officially begins on February 3 and runs until May 6, 2018.

In an interview with Daily Hive, Murakami said the name for the exhibit comes from a saying in Japan about big-headed people.

The octopus will eat all of its legs until it can no longer move, said Murakami. “This is my self portrait, I am not moving.”

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Those who have already witnessed the giant octopus taking over the gallery have shared their shots on social media.

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