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
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.

Virgil Abloh & Takashi Murakami Unveil T-shirts For "TECHNICOLOR 2" Exhibition
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Virgil Abloh & Takashi Murakami Unveil T-shirts For "TECHNICOLOR 2" Exhibition

Available only at Gagosian Paris.

Takashi Murakami Draws on Louis Vuitton Accessories for Virgil Abloh's First Show
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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
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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
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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
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Best Art Drops: KAWS 'Together' Sculpture, Takashi Murakami 'Flowers' Cushions & More

Including a limited edition print by James Jean.
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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