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.

First Look at Perrotin’s Booth at Art Basel Hong Kong
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First Look at Perrotin’s Booth at Art Basel Hong Kong

The gallery will present new work by Takashi Murakami, Lee Bae and more.

Takashi Murakami Presents 'Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow' at The Broad
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Takashi Murakami Presents 'Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow' at The Broad

Showcasing the artist’s monumental 82-foot-wide painting.

Takashi Murakami and READYMADE Launch a Limited Denim Capsule
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Takashi Murakami and READYMADE Launch a Limited Denim Capsule

Incorporating flower and skull-shaped buttons.

Apple Hits Record Revenue and Twitter Reconsiders Elon Musk’s Offer in This Week’s Business and Crypto Roundup
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Apple Hits Record Revenue and Twitter Reconsiders Elon Musk’s Offer in This Week’s Business and Crypto Roundup

While Bored Ape Yacht Club’s ApeCoin soared.

Major Takashi Murakami Exhibition Fuses Virtual and Physical Artworks
Art

Major Takashi Murakami Exhibition Fuses Virtual and Physical Artworks

“An Arrow through History” spotlights the artist’s ‘Clone X’ avatars and original artworks at Gagosian NY.


Takashi Murakami and RTFKT Honor 'Clone X' NFT Collab With Custom Chains
Fashion

Takashi Murakami and RTFKT Honor 'Clone X' NFT Collab With Custom Chains

The Crown Collection exclusively made four pieces for the team.

Takashi Murakami Reconnects With New Era For New Carrying Options
Fashion

Takashi Murakami Reconnects With New Era For New Carrying Options

Featuring waist bags, backpacks, and 9FIFTY caps.

Takashi Murakami's Gagosian Exhibit to Showcase Never-before-Seen NFT Works
NFT

Takashi Murakami's Gagosian Exhibit to Showcase Never-before-Seen NFT Works

Opening May 2022.

Takashi Murakami and ©SAINT M ×××××× Reunite for Two Stadium Jackets
Fashion

Takashi Murakami and ©SAINT M ×××××× Reunite for Two Stadium Jackets

Featuring Murakami’s eye motifs and crucifixion graphics.

Takashi Murakami Teases New "Murakami.Flowers" NFT Project
NFT

Takashi Murakami Teases New "Murakami.Flowers" NFT Project

A Tamagotchi-like mobile game is expected to release by the end of this year.

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