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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...

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

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 28, 2012
Takashi Murakami’s “Flowers & Skulls” exhibition marks the storied artist’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. As the title would suggest, he has chosen to focus on two images that have been prevalent in his works for man...

KAWS Companion Float Coming to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ArtsComments ⋅ May 18, 2012
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of New York City’s most honored and anticipated events of the American holiday season. If you’ve slept through it in the past years, you might want to stay awake for it this year, as artist...

Whitewall Magazine 2012 Spring Art Issue: Takashi Murakami

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 5, 2012
Iconic artist and designer Takashi Murakami has been featured on the cover for the 2012 Spring Art Issue of Whitewall Magazine. Marking issue number 25 from the culturally encompassing quarterly, this announcement comes accompanied by a short video t...

Takashi Murakami ‘Ego’ Book

ArtsComments ⋅ Mar 26, 2012
Coming this fall from Rizzoli is the latest tome from the respected publisher, this time featuring Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. Designed by Massimiliano Gioni and entitled Ego, the book takes its name from Murakami’s current e...

Takashi Murakami “Ego” Exhibition @ Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 14, 2012
Following a few initial glimpses, we’re given a comprehensive look into Takashi Murakami’s aptly titled “Ego” exhibition that recently opened at Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall in Doha, Qatar. The “Ego” exhibition marks t...

Takashi Murakami “Ego” Exhibition @ Qatar Museum Behind-the-Scenes Interview

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 5, 2012
Days away from his first ever showing in Qatar, Japanese Superflat artist Takashi Murakami discusses his upcoming works. Given the conservative nature Qatar, notably absent appear to be some of Murakami’s bolder manga-inspired works in favor of...

Takashi Murakami “Ego” Exhibition @ Qatar Museum Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Feb 2, 2012
Qatar Museums Authority will host a large-scale exhibition by iconic Japanese artist and founder of the Superflat movement Takashi Murakami at the Museum of Islamic Art from February 9 to June 24, 2012. Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, this exhibition...

Takashi Murakami Discusses ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ Monster Film

ArtsComments ⋅ Jan 31, 2012
Having already conquered an art world that has seen his anime-inspired characters embraced by the masses and his blissed-out flowers sprouted from the walls of the biggest collectors in the world, Takashi Murakami is now setting his sights on the the...

Clark Magazine “JR Meets Takashi Murakami” Issue 51

ArtsComments ⋅ Nov 17, 2011
Parisian gallery Galerie Perrotin is set to host two new exhibitions featuring the works of street artist JR and pop-art icon Takashi Murakami, the latter of whom will be launching his “Homage to Yves Klein” exhibition. To coincide with t...

Christie’s x Takashi Murakami Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit Auction Preview Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2011
This past week, Christie’s (the global art auction house) and Takashi Murakami opened a limited preview of the earthquake benefit auction that featured work from contemporary artists such as Aya Takano, Yoshitomo Nara, Damient Hirst, KAWS, and...

Takashi Murakami x Christie’s New York: A New Day – Artists for Japan

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 28, 2011
Takashi Murakami and Christie’s New York are teaming up to hold a forthcoming art auction with a special section dedicated to provide support for the victims of the March 11 Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan. “A New Day – Artists f...

Christie’s x Takashi Murakami Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit Auction

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2011
To benefit the victims of the tragic Tohoku-Pacific earthquake in Japan, Christie’s has partnered with both Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Co. for a special section at the upcoming relief effort auction. Proceeds from the sale – expected to r...

Takashi Murakami “Homage to Yves Klein” @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin Recap

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 21, 2011
Takashi Murakami’s “Homage to Yves Klein” at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris was wildly successful, as we were on the scene to capture the reception. You’ll notice that Murakami has carefully color-coordinated a series of m...

Takashi Murakami “Homage to Yves Klein” @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin Preview

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 18, 2011
Japanese art icon Takashi Murakami, founder of the Superflat movement, has an exhibition of new and original pieces slated for the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris. “Homage to Yves Klein” plays off the French artist Klein, a pioneer of...