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
A Closer Look at HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 25: The Mania Issue
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A Closer Look at HYPEBEAST Magazine Issue 25: The Mania Issue

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Best Art Drops: Takashi Murakami's Gold Foil Prints, Basquiat Vinyl Figure & More
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Best Art Drops: Takashi Murakami's Gold Foil Prints, Basquiat Vinyl Figure & More

Including collaborative items between André Saraiva and Peanuts.

"MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" Exhibition in Hong Kong to Display Over 60 Pieces
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"MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" Exhibition in Hong Kong to Display Over 60 Pieces

Including the 4.5-meter-high sculpture “The Birth Cry of a Universe.”

The Best Booths to See at Frieze New York 2019
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The Best Booths to See at Frieze New York 2019

Including retro-futuristic works by Tom Sachs, crushed car sculptures by John Chamberlain, and more.

'Don't Believe The Hype': Artcurial to Sell Rare Works by KAWS, Supreme & More
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'Don't Believe The Hype': Artcurial to Sell Rare Works by KAWS, Supreme & More

A trove of streetwear accessories and contemporary art.

UPDATE: Billie Eilish Drops Takashi Murakami-Animated Visual for "you should see me in a crown"
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UPDATE: Billie Eilish Drops Takashi Murakami-Animated Visual for "you should see me in a crown"

Staying true to the rising star’s use of horrorcore visual cues.

Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami Drop Limited Edition Vinyl Figure
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Billie Eilish and Takashi Murakami Drop Limited Edition Vinyl Figure

Inspired by the “you should see me in a crown” music video.

HYPEBEAST MAGAZINE Issue 25: The Mania Issue
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HYPEBEAST MAGAZINE Issue 25: The Mania Issue

Featuring Takashi Murakami, Tyshawn Jones, Rockstar Games and many more.

'Mr. DOB': Takashi Murakami's Most Famous Character Explained
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'Mr. DOB': Takashi Murakami's Most Famous Character Explained

The iconic artist’s answer to Walt Disney’s ‘Mickey Mouse.’

Takashi Murakami & Billie Eilish Release More Collaborative Merch
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Takashi Murakami & Billie Eilish Release More Collaborative Merch

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