Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami is a painter and sculptor who blurs the lines of fine art, commercialism, and Japanese visual culture into his prolific practice. Murakami first gained recognition as a sculptor during the early 1990s, exploring otaku and the contrasts between contemporary Japanese society and American culture. A pioneer of the ‘Superflat’ movement, his style consists of bold colors and anime-inspired motifs across paintings, sculptures, drawings and animations. 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.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring UNDERCOVER, Stone Island, PLEASURES, J Balvin x Takashi Murakami.

The Takashi Murakami x PORTER BS-06R TZ ORIGINAL™ Sneaker Arrives in Black
Footwear

The Takashi Murakami x PORTER BS-06R TZ ORIGINAL™ Sneaker Arrives in Black

The “Backpack Shoes” return.

J Balvin and Takashi Murakami Prep Second Smiling Flower Capsule Collaboration
Fashion

J Balvin and Takashi Murakami Prep Second Smiling Flower Capsule Collaboration

Celebrating “Rojo” and “Amarillo” from ‘Colores.’

Takashi Murakami Reveals Lottery for Prints Benefitting Justice Organizations (UPDATE)
Arts 

Takashi Murakami Reveals Lottery for Prints Benefitting Justice Organizations (UPDATE)

With the collection expected to raise over $1 million USD in charitable contributions.

Takashi Murakami, MADSAKI and More Explore Portraiture in Perrotin Exhibition
Arts

Takashi Murakami, MADSAKI and More Explore Portraiture in Perrotin Exhibition

Marking the gallery’s new location in Hong Kong.

Takashi Murakami Teases Upcoming Hello Kitty Collab
Arts

Takashi Murakami Teases Upcoming Hello Kitty Collab

The artist meets the beloved Sanrio character.

Ben Baller Creates Massive Custom Gemstores Collection for J Balvin
Fashion

Ben Baller Creates Massive Custom Gemstores Collection for J Balvin

Ten Murakami flowers in total.

Takashi Murakami Reveals Company Faces Bankruptcy Amid COVID-19
Arts

Takashi Murakami Reveals Company Faces Bankruptcy Amid COVID-19

Also discussing the cancellation of his sci-fi feature film, ‘Jellyfish Eyes Part 2,’ in an emotional video.

Kanye West and Kid Cudi Tease 'KIDS SEE GHOSTS' Animated Show
Entertainment

Kanye West and Kid Cudi Tease 'KIDS SEE GHOSTS' Animated Show

Directed by Takashi Murakami.

Takashi Murakami Shares His Take on Face Masks
Fashion

Takashi Murakami Shares His Take on Face Masks

A ninja-esque shroud.

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