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
Takashi Murakami Explores Traditional Japanese Art Movements in "Bubblewrap" Show
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Takashi Murakami Explores Traditional Japanese Art Movements in "Bubblewrap" Show

Practices that spurred his ‘Superflat’ practice.

Here's Where to Buy the Takashi Murakami x OVO Collection
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Here's Where to Buy the Takashi Murakami x OVO Collection

Releasing this week.

Best Art Drops: KAWS 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion, Takashi Murakami Souvenir Shop & More
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Best Art Drops: KAWS 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion, Takashi Murakami Souvenir Shop & More

Including Keith Haring x Medicom Toy collectibles.

Advent Calendar Day 1: Virgil Abloh x Takashi Murakami 'Glance Past The Future' Print
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Advent Calendar Day 1: Virgil Abloh x Takashi Murakami 'Glance Past The Future' Print

Considered the first of their collaborative artworks.

Takashi Murakami Announces Kaikai Kiki Souvenir Store
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Takashi Murakami Announces Kaikai Kiki Souvenir Store

Set to open this week.

The Shoe Surgeon Honors Takashi Murakami With Off-White™ Air Jordan 1 Customs
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The Shoe Surgeon Honors Takashi Murakami With Off-White™ Air Jordan 1 Customs

The “Lux” Flower sports 12 different panels of colorful python skin.

A Look Inside "Takashi Murakami in Wonderland" at Perrotin Shanghai
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A Look Inside "Takashi Murakami in Wonderland" at Perrotin Shanghai

His largest exhibition in Asia to date.

Ben Baller Unveils Official Takashi Murakami Diamond Chain for J Balvin
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Ben Baller Unveils Official Takashi Murakami Diamond Chain for J Balvin

Only two made and priced at $560,000 USD each.

Takashi Murakami Teases PORTER Sneaker Collaboration
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Takashi Murakami Teases PORTER Sneaker Collaboration

Loaded with pouches.

Takashi Murakami Announces New Perrotin Shanghai Exhibition
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Takashi Murakami Announces New Perrotin Shanghai Exhibition

Focusing on his famous ‘Flowers’ motif.
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