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.

NFTs: Here Are Our Top Stories of the Week
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NFTs: Here Are Our Top Stories of the Week

HYPEBEAST has rounded up the top NFT stories for the week of April 16.

Takashi Murakami Postpones Sale of NFTs so He Can Better Understand How They Work
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Takashi Murakami Postpones Sale of NFTs so He Can Better Understand How They Work

The artist pledged to offer NFTs in the future.

Takashi Murakami Has Just Released His First NFT
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Takashi Murakami Has Just Released His First NFT

108 Nintendo-inspired variations of Murakami’s iconic flowers

Hublot and Shepard Fairey Celebrate Life, the Universe and Everything
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Hublot and Shepard Fairey Celebrate Life, the Universe and Everything

Engraved titanium Classic Fusion is based on the mandala and benefits Amnesty International.

Sotheby's Joins Hong Kong's K11 MUSEA For a 2021 Spring Auctions Public Viewing
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Sotheby's Joins Hong Kong's K11 MUSEA For a 2021 Spring Auctions Public Viewing

Featuring Nike’s “Moon Shoe” and works from Roy Lichtenstein, Yoshitomo Nara, and Takashi Murakami.

Takashi Murakami Joins IVXLCDM for a Golden 'Flower Parent and Child' Necklace
Fashion

Takashi Murakami Joins IVXLCDM for a Golden 'Flower Parent and Child' Necklace

Turning Murakami’s 32-foot sculpture into a golden pendant.

Takashi Murakami and SOPHNET. Connect for Mod Coat Release
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Takashi Murakami and SOPHNET. Connect for Mod Coat Release

Available March 2021.

Detailed Look at the READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid "Friends and Family" Colorway
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Detailed Look at the READYMADE x Nike Blazer Mid "Friends and Family" Colorway

Sporting a blend of light grey uppers with vivd blue Swooshes and two-toned laces.

RESTIR Drops Collaborative Takashi Murakami Hoodie With Yuzu
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RESTIR Drops Collaborative Takashi Murakami Hoodie With Yuzu

Embellished with Murakami’s ‘Smiling Flower’ character.

Takashi Murakami Curates New "Healing" Group Exhibition at Perrotin Shanghai
Arts

Takashi Murakami Curates New "Healing" Group Exhibition at Perrotin Shanghai

Showcasing diverse works by Kaikai Kiki artists.

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