Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami

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.

Date of Birth February 1, 1962
Industries Art
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami Draws on Louis Vuitton Accessories for Virgil Abloh's First Show
Fashion

Takashi Murakami Draws on Louis Vuitton Accessories for Virgil Abloh's First Show

Hinting a possible SS19 collaboration.

Takashi Murakami Flaunts Nike Air Force 1 Custom by Studio Hagel
Footwear

Takashi Murakami Flaunts Nike Air Force 1 Custom by Studio Hagel

Topped with Off-White™ laces.

One Million USD Andy Warhol Painting Leads Gagosian's Online Sale
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One Million USD Andy Warhol Painting Leads Gagosian's Online Sale

Alongside works by Takashi Murakami, Katharina Grosse, and more.

Takashi Murakami Drops New 'Kaikai' & 'Kiki' Plush Dolls & Backpacks
Arts

Takashi Murakami Drops New 'Kaikai' & 'Kiki' Plush Dolls & Backpacks

Available exclusively at Bar Zingaro in Japan.

Best Art Drops: KAWS 'Together' Sculpture, Takashi Murakami 'Flowers' Cushions & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops: KAWS 'Together' Sculpture, Takashi Murakami 'Flowers' Cushions & More

Including a limited edition print by James Jean.

The Artwork That Inspired Kid Cudi & Kanye West’s 'Kids See Ghosts' Album Cover
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The Artwork That Inspired Kid Cudi & Kanye West’s 'Kids See Ghosts' Album Cover

A 2001 painting by Takashi Murakami called ‘Manji Fuji.’

Take a Look at the Merch From Kid Cudi & Kanye West's LA Listening Party
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Take a Look at the Merch From Kid Cudi & Kanye West's LA Listening Party

Commemorating the unveil of ‘Kids See Ghosts.’

Virgil Abloh & Takashi Murakami Reunite for "TECHNICOLOR 2" Exhibit
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Virgil Abloh & Takashi Murakami Reunite for "TECHNICOLOR 2" Exhibit

Hitting the Gagosian in mere weeks.

An Exclusive Look Inside Takashi Murakami's Major Retrospective in Texas
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An Exclusive Look Inside Takashi Murakami's Major Retrospective in Texas

Bringing “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” to the Modern.

Takashi Murakami Celebrates Texas Exhibit With New 'Flower' Cushions
Arts

Takashi Murakami Celebrates Texas Exhibit With New 'Flower' Cushions

Three vibrant colorways in different sizes.

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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