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
An Exclusive Look Inside Takashi Murakami's Major Retrospective in Texas
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An Exclusive Look Inside Takashi Murakami's Major Retrospective in Texas

Bringing “The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg” to the Modern.

Takashi Murakami Celebrates Texas Exhibit With New 'Flower' Cushions
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Takashi Murakami Celebrates Texas Exhibit With New 'Flower' Cushions

Three vibrant colorways in different sizes.

Kid Cudi & Kanye West Reveal Murakami-Designed 'Kids See Ghost' Cover Art
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Kid Cudi & Kanye West Reveal Murakami-Designed 'Kids See Ghost' Cover Art

Releasing very soon.

Best Art Drops This Week: BAPE x Hebru Brantley, Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball' & More
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Best Art Drops This Week: BAPE x Hebru Brantley, Takashi Murakami 'Flower Ball' & More

Including iconic graffiti artist ARYZ’s first solo art book.

Takashi Murakami Short Film: 'Is This the Dream?'
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Takashi Murakami Short Film: 'Is This the Dream?'

A haunting portrayal of the Japanese artist’s battle with success.

New Palms Casino Resort Spotlights Large-Scale Works of Damien Hirst, KAWS & More
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New Palms Casino Resort Spotlights Large-Scale Works of Damien Hirst, KAWS & More

As part of a $620 million USD renovation.

Sotheby's Hong Kong Announces "CURATED: TURN IT UP" Auction
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Sotheby's Hong Kong Announces "CURATED: TURN IT UP" Auction

For the collectors out there.

BEYOND THE STREETS Gathers Leading International Artists for Monumental Exhibition
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BEYOND THE STREETS Gathers Leading International Artists for Monumental Exhibition

Stunning works by Takashi Murakami, Banksy, Felipe Pantone, and more.

Virgil Abloh's Art Will Be Displayed at Frieze New York
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Virgil Abloh's Art Will Be Displayed at Frieze New York

In Takashi Murakami’s booth.

A Look Inside Takashi Murakami's Monumental "HEADS⟷HEADS" Exhibit
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A Look Inside Takashi Murakami's Monumental "HEADS⟷HEADS" Exhibit

Three floors filled with never-before-seen paintings at Galerie Perrotin NYC.

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
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