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 & Virgil Abloh's "AMERICA TOO" Exhibition Is Their Largest One Yet
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Takashi Murakami & Virgil Abloh's "AMERICA TOO" Exhibition Is Their Largest One Yet

“The physical production has been an enormous task to take on,” said Murakami in an exclusive interview.

Best Art Drops: André Saraiva's Snoopy Prints, Takashi Murakami Plushes & More
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Best Art Drops: André Saraiva's Snoopy Prints, Takashi Murakami Plushes & More

Including Joshua Vides’ exclusive goods for his “Reality to Idea” US tour.

Murakami Discusses His Success, Health and Aging
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Murakami Discusses His Success, Health and Aging

The otaku opens up about his struggles.

New Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Plush UK Collection Now Available
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New Takashi Murakami and Kaikai Kiki Plush UK Collection Now Available

Including a “Flower” that measures 1-meter large.

Takashi Murakami Talks Inspiration Behind Gagosian Hong Kong Exhibit & New Work
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Takashi Murakami Talks Inspiration Behind Gagosian Hong Kong Exhibit & New Work

Revealing the exhibit’s name and exploring his fear of death.

Murakami Unveils New 'Kiki' Sculpture on Instagram and Drake Comments "I Need This"
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Murakami Unveils New 'Kiki' Sculpture on Instagram and Drake Comments "I Need This"

This sculpture, and others, will be on display at his Gagosian Hong Kong show this September 20.

Best Art Drops: MADSAKI x Takashi Murakami Print, DAIN Paintings & More
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Best Art Drops: MADSAKI x Takashi Murakami Print, DAIN Paintings & More

Including sculptural pots by The Earth Powder.

Drake Previews Potential OVO x Takashi Murakami Collab
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Drake Previews Potential OVO x Takashi Murakami Collab

Is this a sign of things to come?

Takashi Murakami: The Sleepless Artist
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Takashi Murakami: The Sleepless Artist

Exploring the artist’s rise from the bottom of the slope to becoming king of the hill.

A Look Inside Virgil Abloh & Takashi Murakami's "TECHNICOLOR 2" Exhibition
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A Look Inside Virgil Abloh & Takashi Murakami's "TECHNICOLOR 2" Exhibition

Held at the Gagosian in Paris.
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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