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
VASE BY SU Sculpts "KaiKai Kiki" Concrete Flower Vase
Design

VASE BY SU Sculpts "KaiKai Kiki" Concrete Flower Vase

Dubbed ‘Bloom.’

NSU Art Museum Spotlights Works by KAWS, FriendsWithYou & More in "Happy!" Exhibition
Arts

NSU Art Museum Spotlights Works by KAWS, FriendsWithYou & More in "Happy!" Exhibition

Featuring a full recreation of Kenny Scharf’s psychedelic ‘Cosmic Caven’ installation.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Off-White™, BAPE, Palace and more.

Takashi Murakami Dons Mr. Bailey Sneakers Inspired by 'The Simple Things' Sculpture
Footwear

Takashi Murakami Dons Mr. Bailey Sneakers Inspired by 'The Simple Things' Sculpture

Reinterpreting the Pharrell Williams x Murakami piece from 2009.

Takashi Murakami & PORTER Continue Partnership With Black TANKER Series
Fashion

Takashi Murakami & PORTER Continue Partnership With Black TANKER Series

Featuring detachable KaiKai KiKi characters.

Takashi Murakami Will Display New 'Doraemon'Paintings at Perrotin Tokyo
Arts

Takashi Murakami Will Display New 'Doraemon'Paintings at Perrotin Tokyo

The superflat master continues his collaboration with the cult Japanese manga.

Murakami Unveils New 'Stupid Cat Painting' at the Art Gallery of NSW
Arts

Murakami Unveils New 'Stupid Cat Painting' at the Art Gallery of NSW

Made up of 502 different silkscreens.

Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams' Sculpture Expected to Fetch $3.8 Million USD at Christie's Auction
Arts

Takashi Murakami and Pharrell Williams' Sculpture Expected to Fetch $3.8 Million USD at Christie's Auction

‘The Simple Things’ features seven things the musician uses on a daily basis.

Enter Takashi Murakami's "Baka" Exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris
Arts

Enter Takashi Murakami's "Baka" Exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris

Featuring new works by the artist.

Takashi Murakami Unveils Collaborative Artworks for Verdy Harajuku Day
Arts

Takashi Murakami Unveils Collaborative Artworks for Verdy Harajuku Day

On view at BOOKMARC Tokyo.

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