Pharrell Williams “It Girl” Music Video

MusicComments ⋅ 22 hours ago
After bringing a sneak peek from his latest music video to the TODAY show earlier this morning, we now have the full video interpretation to Pharrell’s album track “It Girl.” Produced by friend and collaborator Takashi Murakami, the...

Takashi Murakami “Arhat Cycle” @ Palazzo Reale Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 25, 2014
Takashi Murakami recently took to Milan’s Palazzo Reale to present his solo show “Arhat Cycle.” Organized by Blum & Poe and Murakami’s production company Kaikai Kiki Co., the exhibition showcased new pieces that continue t...

Watch Pharrell’s Anime Remix Video for Takashi Murakami’s ‘JELLYFISH EYES’

ArtsComments ⋅ May 14, 2014
As promised, Pharrell has released a remix video for friend and collaborator Takashi Murakami’s JELLYFISH EYES. The anime clip continues Murakami’s foray into filmmaking, enlisting a virtual vixen played by anime sensation Hatsune Miku al...

Billionaire Boys Club x Takashi Murakami ‘JELLYFISH EYES’ Screening & T-Shirt

CultureComments ⋅ May 2, 2014
Coinciding with the screening of his debut film JELLYFISH EYES across the U.S., Takashi Murakami’s art imprint Kaikai Kiki has teamed up with Pharrell’s Billionaire Boys Club to produce an exclusive T-shirt. Available in black, white and...

Murakami’s ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ Stars in Harper’s Bazaar

LifestyleComments ⋅ Nov 7, 2013
Known for its elaborate visual editorials, Harper’s Bazaar employed model Angela Lindvall and revered polymath Takashi Murakami for a photoshoot to be featured in its forthcoming December/January issue. Though the costars of these images look a...

MR. Talks “Sweeet!” Exhibition, Otaku Culture and Takashi Murakami

EditorialComments ⋅ Oct 22, 2013
An artist best known for his vibrant iterations on manga and anime, MR.’s work is an extension of Japan’s otaku at the cutting edge. Fusing pop-culture illustrations with acute strokes of artistry, MR. plays the role of interpreter in tra...

Takashi Murakami Replies to 2020 Olympics Design Rumors

ArtsComments ⋅ Sep 13, 2013
Not long after it was announced that Tokyo would be getting the 2020 Olympics, Japanese social media was already speculating who would be involved in Tokyo’s momentous second hosting of the games, its first being back in 1964. Unfortunately, fr...

Takashi Murakami Discusses Art, Humanity and Spirituality

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 6, 2013
Since the early days of his artistic career Takashi Murakami has openly expressed his frustrations with the global collective’s consumerist mindset as seen through his personally coined “super flat” approach that blurs the lines between the low and h...

Takashi Murakami Solo Exhibition @ Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ May 22, 2013
When everything is said and done, Takashi Murakami will undoubtedly go down as one of the most influential artists of our time. After receiving a Master’s in Nihonga painting from Tokyo University of the Arts, Murakami went on to develop a uniq...

Takashi Murakami Discusses Paintings, Sculptures and His Debut Feature Film ‘Jellyfish Eyes’

VideosComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2013
Having been longtime admirers of Takashi Murakami and, at the same time, given countless opportunities to extensively cover his prolific works of art, there was no doubt that we would be there for the opening of Murakami’s “Arhat”...

Takashi Murakami “Arhat” Exhibition Recap @ Blum & Poe

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 15, 2013
Prolific Japanese artist Takashi Murakami recently launched his latest exhibition, “Arhat” at Los Angeles’s Blum & Poe – coinciding with the world premier of his first live-action feature film, Jellyfish Eyes. Melding toge...

Takashi Murakami 9th Solo Exhibition @ Galerie Perrotin Hong Kong

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 12, 2013
Coming soon to the Hong Kong branch of Galerie Perrotin is the ninth solo exhibition from contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Individual works for the exhibit have yet to be revealed, but expect Murakami’s signature manga-inspired de...

PORT Magazine: 2013 Spring Issue #9 Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 22, 2013
In the preview for the Spring 2013 issue of PORT Magazine, an accompanying film with iconic British actor Ray Winstone sees him talking through the highlights of the upcoming issue that has been guest-edited by Daniel Day-Lewis – and features a...

Takashi Murakami x Hajime Asaoka “Death Takes No Bribe” Tourbillon Watch

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 23, 2013
Takashi Murakami, the artist whose beautifully animated work has been the subject of infinite fine arts discussions, teamed up with independent Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka for a custom watch. Entitled “Death Takes No Bribe,” the tou...

Takashi Murakami “Flowers & Skulls” Exhibition @ Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 29, 2012
Curator, cultural entrepreneur and critical observer of contemporary Japanese society, Takashi Murakami’s work draws on Japan’s social and cultural entities. Vivid, sophisticated and at times unavoidable – his most recent Murakami-E...