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
A First Look at the Takashi Murakami x Off-White™ Tote Bag Collaboration
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A First Look at the Takashi Murakami x Off-White™ Tote Bag Collaboration

“FUTURE HISTORY.”

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The illustrator and artist explains how he made the leap from comic book covers to galleries worldwide.

Kanye Teases Possible Murakami-Designed Cover Art for 'Kids See Ghost'
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Kanye Teases Possible Murakami-Designed Cover Art for 'Kids See Ghost'

Ye and Cudi’s album is slated to drop June 8, Kanye’s 41st birthday.

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Alongside Rihanna, Cardi B and Kevin Durant.

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.

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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Showing love to his new home.

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.

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.

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.

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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