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.

Takashi Murakami Releases Exclusive Art Print in Collaboration With Absolut Art
Art 

Takashi Murakami Releases Exclusive Art Print in Collaboration With Absolut Art

Presented by Absolut Art
Proceeds from the limited-edition print will be donated to support The Kitchen.

Takashi Murakami To Highlight "Roppongi Art Night 2021"
Art

Takashi Murakami To Highlight "Roppongi Art Night 2021"

Along with fellow artists MADSAKI, Yuta Hosokawa, Kasing Lung and Aya Takano.

Takashi Murakami Enters the Gaming Domain With FaZe Clan Collaboration
Gaming

Takashi Murakami Enters the Gaming Domain With FaZe Clan Collaboration

Featuring flower-embossed esports jerseys and mousepads.

Takashi Murakami Serves Up Hydrangea-Shaped Flower Cookies
Food & Beverage

Takashi Murakami Serves Up Hydrangea-Shaped Flower Cookies

A limited-edition release of only 100 tins.

Takashi Murakami Curates Monumental "Super-Rough" Exhibition
Art

Takashi Murakami Curates Monumental "Super-Rough" Exhibition

Presenting a large-scale presentation of sculptures.


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Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Travis Scott, Takashi Murakami, Daniel Arsham releases and more.

PANGAIA X Takashi Murakami For MoMA Celebrates the Intersection of Art and Design
Fashion

PANGAIA X Takashi Murakami For MoMA Celebrates the Intersection of Art and Design

Saving the bees, one tee at a time.

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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
Art

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
Art

Takashi Murakami Has Just Released His First NFT

108 Nintendo-inspired variations of Murakami’s iconic flowers

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