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Takashi Murakami

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Birthplace
Tokyo

Birth year
1963

Lives in
Asaka, Saitama and Brooklyn

Works in
Asaka, Saitama and Brooklyn

Current Exhibitions and Events
Feb, 2014 NEW ARRIVALS: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ADDITIONS TO THE COLLECTION
Mead Art Museum
 
Feb, 2014 This is Not a Toy
Magic Pony
 
Statement

Takashi Murakami is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. He blurs the boundaries between high and low art. He appropriates popular themes from mass media and pop culture, then turns them into thirty-foot sculptures, "Superflat" paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines or phone caddies.

In 1996, Murakami founded the "Hiropon factory", a studio with assistants to produce his work. The Hiropon factory gradually grew into a fully professionalized art production studio and also an artist management organization. In 2001, Murakami registered his organization as Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. Today it employs over 100 people, with operations in both Long Island City, New York and Japan. Kaikai Kiki produces the art fair GEISAI twice a year.

Portrait Photo by Yamashita Yohei.

 

Recent Exhibits

Takashi Murakami participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2014 Giant Robot Presents: 20 Years Art X Mags Exhibition
Giant Robot 2
 
Dec, 2013 Aso Kojima Ceramic Exhibition / Takashi Murakami Art Prints @ Hidari Zingaro Berlin
Hidari Zingaro Berlin
 
Nov, 2013 FREEDOM NOT GENIUS Works from Damien Hirst's collection
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
 
Nov, 2013 Island
Dairy Art Centre
 
May, 2013 Solo Exhibition
Galerie Perrotin
 
May, 2013 RED Exhibition
Antoine Helwaser Gallery
 
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