After the drama’s and controversy that ensued after Jeff Koons exhibition at the illustrious Versailles Palace in 2008, organisers have decided to continue with modern art on site. Announcing today, that Japan’s Takashi Murakami (The New Order Issue 2), will hold a 2 month retrospective of his work from September 12 to December 12, where his sculptures and paintings will be displayed in 15 rooms in the palace’s Hall of Mirrors and the apartments of the King and the Queen. This will be the iconic pop artists first major retrospective in France. The controversy around Koon’s show was mainly met by those opposed to the pornographic nature of the american artists work, something likely to be avoided by Murakami.

Stay tuned for more details as they come to hand, but mark the dates, this will be worth a flight to France.

Check out coverage from Jeff Koons 2008 exhibition here.