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.

Free Takashi Murakami Artwork Up for Grabs in Paris Art Treasure Hunt
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Free Takashi Murakami Artwork Up for Grabs in Paris Art Treasure Hunt

Hosted by the Grand Palais and Perrotin Gallery.

Jay Awesum Shows Off His Impressive Collection of KAWS, Paul Insect and Murakami Pieces
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Jay Awesum Shows Off His Impressive Collection of KAWS, Paul Insect and Murakami Pieces

A look inside the collector’s apartment.

A Murakami-Themed Afternoon Tea Has Gone on Sale in Japan
Food & Beverage

A Murakami-Themed Afternoon Tea Has Gone on Sale in Japan

A collaboration between the artist and the Grant Hyatt Hotel Tokyo.

Sotheby’s London Auctions off Works by Takashi Murakami, KAWS and More
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Sotheby’s London Auctions off Works by Takashi Murakami, KAWS and More

Including pieces by Yoshitomo Nara, Daniel Arsham and many others.

J Balvin and Takashi Murakami's Final 'Colores' Merch Collection Includes a 'Mr. DOB' Appearance
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J Balvin and Takashi Murakami's Final 'Colores' Merch Collection Includes a 'Mr. DOB' Appearance

Inspired by four Balvin tracks: “Azul,” “Rosa,” “Negro” and “Verde.”

Takashi Murakami Pays Homage to Late Artist Michel Majerus With "Superflat" Artworks
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Takashi Murakami Pays Homage to Late Artist Michel Majerus With "Superflat" Artworks

Large-scale silkscreens depicting signature motifs.

Always Wet Boy Reveals Special Takashi Murakami T-Shirts
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Always Wet Boy Reveals Special Takashi Murakami T-Shirts

An unexpected team-up for the viral dancer.

Art for Your Home: Takashi Murakami Prints, Roby Dwi Antono AR Sculptures and More
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Art for Your Home: Takashi Murakami Prints, Roby Dwi Antono AR Sculptures and More

Including a print auction benefiting those who have been affected by the global refugee crisis.

Takashi Murakami's Smiling Mount Fuji Character Appears on Cover of 'Vogue Japan'
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Takashi Murakami's Smiling Mount Fuji Character Appears on Cover of 'Vogue Japan'

As part of a global ‘Vogue’ initiative centered around the theme of hope.

Yayoi Kusama's and Takashi Murakami's Louis Vuitton Collaborations Lead Auction
Fashion

Yayoi Kusama's and Takashi Murakami's Louis Vuitton Collaborations Lead Auction

Bonhams’ “Luxury Online” will also offer rare ’90s Chanel bags.

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