Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami

Japanese Contemporary Artist
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Date of Birth February 1, 1962
Industries Art
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese contemporary artist that is known for blurring the lines between high and low art, combining traditional aesthetic of Japanese art with popular culture. Murakami coined and produced the term ‘superflat’, which reflects his own artistic style. He is also the founder and president of Kaikai Kiki Co and Biannual Art Fair Geisai, whom he manages several young artists. Murakami has collaborated with the likes of Billionaire Boys Club, Kaws, Pharrell Williams, Louis Vuitton, and Kanye West.

1995

European debut of ‘TransCulture’ - 46th Venice Biennale

2001

Founded art production company ‘Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

2003

Collaboration with Marc Jacobs, artistic director of the Louis Vuitton fashion house, to produce fashion accessories.

2007

©MURAKAMI was mounted at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles
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HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 25: Limited Murakami Merch

Exclusive goods printed with bespoke Murakami art.

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Towering sculptures, sprawling paintings, immersive displays and more.

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As part of a charity exhibition taking place at Gagosian Paris.

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Dubbed “All In Out of Now.”

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Speaking to HYPEBEAST Magazine before his latest show at the Gagosian Beverly Hills.

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