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.

Founded February 1, 1962
Industries Art
Headquarter Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami Takes Part in New Fondation Louis Vuitton Exhibition
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Takashi Murakami Takes Part in New Fondation Louis Vuitton Exhibition

Alongside works by Henri Matisse, Maurizio Cattelan, and more.
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Best Art Drops This Week: Rare KAWS 'Kimpsons,' Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball,' & More
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Best Art Drops This Week: Rare KAWS 'Kimpsons,' Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball,' & More

Must cop paintings, vinyl figures, and artist skate decks.
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Virgil Abloh Moves Into Creative Direction Role Sporting a New Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2018 Design
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Virgil Abloh Moves Into Creative Direction Role Sporting a New Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2018 Design

Showing love to his new home.
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Takashi Murakami Artwork Featured in Uniqlo UT 'Doraemon' Collection
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Takashi Murakami Artwork Featured in Uniqlo UT 'Doraemon' Collection

This year’s must-have plush from Uniqlo.
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What to See at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
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What to See at Art Basel Hong Kong 2018

Works on view by Warhol, Basquiat, KAWS, Takashi Murakami, and more.
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Billionaire Boys Club Drops More Takashi Murakami Pieces
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Billionaire Boys Club Drops More Takashi Murakami Pieces

The artist’s designs on cushions and keychains.
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Virgil Abloh's "PAY PER VIEW" Exhibit Tackles Conditioned Consumption
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Virgil Abloh's "PAY PER VIEW" Exhibit Tackles Conditioned Consumption

New work by the Off-White™ designer.
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Takashi Murakami Teases Possible OVO & Drake Collaboration
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Takashi Murakami Teases Possible OVO & Drake Collaboration

Flower Owl.
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Virgil Abloh to Launch "PAY PER VIEW" Solo Show at Kaikai Kiki Gallery
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Virgil Abloh to Launch "PAY PER VIEW" Solo Show at Kaikai Kiki Gallery

Marking the Off-White™ designer’s artistic solo debut.
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Takashi Murakami Talks Controversial YEEZY Sandals, Hating Birthdays & More
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Takashi Murakami Talks Controversial YEEZY Sandals, Hating Birthdays & More

While also discussing his collaborative exhibit with Virgil Abloh.
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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