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 Takes His Artistry to Cherry Fukuoka in New Collaboration
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Takashi Murakami Takes His Artistry to Cherry Fukuoka in New Collaboration

Smiling fruit.

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

Perrotin Spotlights Works by Daniel Arsham, MADSAKI & More for Art Basel Hong Kong 2019
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Perrotin Spotlights Works by Daniel Arsham, MADSAKI & More for Art Basel Hong Kong 2019

Including sculptural paintings by Josh Sperling.

Virgil Abloh, Don C and More Share Anecdotes From Abloh's Life
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Virgil Abloh, Don C and More Share Anecdotes From Abloh's Life

The ‘GQ’ article features stories from 39 individuals in the creator’s inner circle.

READYMADE Gifts Takashi Murakami Special Flower-Patched Shorts
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READYMADE Gifts Takashi Murakami Special Flower-Patched Shorts

A one-off appropriate for the legendary artist.

Takashi Murakami Unveils New Works for LA-Based "GYATEI²" Exhibition
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Takashi Murakami Unveils New Works for LA-Based "GYATEI²" Exhibition

Including his sociopolitically-motivated ‘Kanye Cosplay Painting.’

Takashi Murakami Will Present New Artworks at "GYATEI²" Exhibition
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Takashi Murakami Will Present New Artworks at "GYATEI²" Exhibition

Introducing a “bizarre and emotive” world at Gagosian LA.

“Monsters, Manga & Murakami” Invade Musée en Herbe in Paris
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“Monsters, Manga & Murakami” Invade Musée en Herbe in Paris

Spotlighting Takashi Murakami’s very rare ‘Inochi Doll.’

7 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
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7 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring BAPE, Takashi Murakami, OVO and more.

RIMOWA Opens First Flagship Store in Japan
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RIMOWA Opens First Flagship Store in Japan

Featuring new AMBUSH designs exclusive to the boutique.
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