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Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is one of the most influential artists to come out of Japan in recent decades. Formally trained in Nihonga (a painting style focused on traditional Japanese techniques and subject matter), Murakami earned a Ph.D. from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1993, and emerged out of Japan's Neo-Pop generation after the collapse of Japan's bubble economy in the late 1980s.

Although the artist has consistently incorporated contemporary Japanese popular culture in the forms of anime (animation) and manga (comic books) into his work, he has also continued to draw on traditional Japanese sources ranging from Buddhist imagery, 12th-century picture scrolls and Zen painting, and compositional techniques from 18th-century Edo eccentric painting.

Forging a new reciprocal relationship between high art and mass culture, Murakami's artistic practice is predicated on seeing art as a part of the economy. The artist is significant for carving out a new entrepreneurial model based on a transformation of applied market strategies. This model can be attributed to the global shift from a consumer-based society to a service-oriented economy, which differentiates Murakami from Andy Warhol and his contemporaries Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.

In addition to creating artworks, Murakami has made a constellation of ancillary activities integral to his practice by taking on the roles of curator, lecturer, event coordinator, radio host, newspaper columnist, and manager of emerging artists. His international corporation Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., with its multi-faceted operations in mass-produced merchandising, animated film production, and corporate design commissions including his renowned collaboration with Louis Vuitton reveals his aim to creatively widen art's distributive capacities.

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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - Missing in the Eyes - Red, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - Missing in the Eyes - Red, 2001 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,885

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan-Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan-Pink, 2006 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,885

Takashi Murakami, Me among the Supernatural, Print

Takashi Murakami

Me among the Supernatural, 2013 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,780

Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - blue, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - blue, 2006 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,885

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, 727 Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

727 Silkscreen, 2016 77 x 110 cm Print

$62,504

Takashi Murakami, Kõrin: Tranquility, Print

Takashi Murakami

Kõrin: Tranquility, 2020 71 x 71 cm Print

$4,686

Takashi Murakami, Hollow Black, Print

Takashi Murakami

Hollow Black, 1958 46.8 x 38 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,571

Takashi Murakami, Death Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Death Pink, 1997 46.8 x 38 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,571

Takashi Murakami, On an Endless Journey on a Time Machine with the Author Fujiko F. Fujio!, Print

Takashi Murakami

On an Endless Journey on a Time Machine with the Author Fujiko F. Fujio!, 2019 60 x 60 cm Print

$5,313

Takashi Murakami, Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la Pink Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la Pink Silkscreen, 2017 75 x 75 cm Print

$18,751

Takashi Murakami, Kansei : The Golden Age, Print

Takashi Murakami

Kansei : The Golden Age, 2016 71 x 71 cm Print

$3,600

Takashi Murakami, Love, Print

Takashi Murakami

Love, 2021 50 x 50 cm Print

$2,188

Takashi Murakami, Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la Silkscreen, 2017 75 x 75 cm Print

$36,565

Takashi Murakami, Doraemon: Many Things Await Beyond Anywhere Door - Dokodemo Door, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: Many Things Await Beyond Anywhere Door - Dokodemo Door, 2015 60 x 60 cm Print

$5,313

Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh (Off White) Hollow Man, Print

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh (Off White) Hollow Man, 2018 39.8 x 46.8 cm Print

$8,126

Takashi Murakami, Friendship Forever!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Friendship Forever!, 2021 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,875

Takashi Murakami, Time Warp Scarf, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Warp Scarf, 2021 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,875

Takashi Murakami, Ensõ: The heart, Print

Takashi Murakami

Ensõ: The heart, 2016 68 x 68 cm Print

$3,246

Takashi Murakami, We are the square Jocular Clan (4), Print

Takashi Murakami

We are the square Jocular Clan (4), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (3), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (3), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Korin Courtly: Elegance, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin Courtly: Elegance, 2020 76.5 x 72 cm Print

$3,125

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan, 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,571

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (5), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (5), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, The Nether World, Print

Takashi Murakami

The Nether World, 2020 60 x 60 cm Print

$4,375

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (9), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (9), 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,131

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (8), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (8), 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,131

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (7), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (7), 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,131

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (6), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (6), 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,131

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (4), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (4), 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,131

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Jocular Clan (3), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (3), 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,131

Takashi Murakami, WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (1), Print

Takashi Murakami

WE ARE THE JOCULAR CLAN (1), 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,131

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (10), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (10), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (9), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (9), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (8), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (8), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (7), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (7), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (2), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (2), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Takashi Murakami, We Are The Square Jocular Clan (1), Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (1), 2018 47.5 x 47.3 cm Print

$1,068

Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - black + moss green, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - black + moss green, 2006 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,885

Takashi Murakami, Time Scarp Warf, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Scarp Warf, 2021 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,675

Takashi Murakami, Frienship Forever, Print

Takashi Murakami

Frienship Forever, 2021 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,675

Takashi Murakami, With the notion of death, Print

Takashi Murakami

With the notion of death, 2013 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,780

Takashi Murakami, Death Black, Print

Takashi Murakami

Death Black, 2018 46.8 x 38 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,571

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Flowers of Hope, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers of Hope, 2020 46.8 x 38 cm Print

$5,063

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Smiley Days with Ms. Flower to You!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Smiley Days with Ms. Flower to You!, 2020 49.8 x 49.8 cm Print

$4,375

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan I, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan I, 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,885

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan II, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan II, 2018 50 x 50 cm Print

$1,885

Takashi Murakami, Mr. Dob comes to play his flute!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Mr. Dob comes to play his flute!, 2013 50 x 50 cm Print

$2,670

Takashi Murakami, Panda Family and Me, Print

Takashi Murakami

Panda Family and Me, 2013 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,780

Takashi Murakami, Mr Dob comes to play his Flute, Print

Takashi Murakami

Mr Dob comes to play his Flute, 2013 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,780

Takashi Murakami, Obliterate the self and even a fire is cool, Print

Takashi Murakami

Obliterate the self and even a fire is cool, 2013 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,780

Takashi Murakami, Me and the Mr Dobs, Print

Takashi Murakami

Me and the Mr Dobs, 2013 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,780

Takashi Murakami, Kaikai Kiki and Me, Print

Takashi Murakami

Kaikai Kiki and Me, 2013 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,780

Takashi Murakami, Hollow Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Hollow Pink, 2018 46.8 x 38 x 0.1 cm Print

$1,571

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, A Little Flower Painting : Yellow, White, and Purple Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

A Little Flower Painting : Yellow, White, and Purple Flowers, 2019 55 x 44 cm Print

$2,723

Takashi Murakami, Panda Cubs Panda Cubs, Print

Takashi Murakami

Panda Cubs Panda Cubs, 2020 50 x 50 cm Print

$2,125

Takashi Murakami, Korin Tranquility, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin Tranquility, 2020 71 x 71 cm Print

$2,813

Takashi Murakami, A Panda Cub Hugging a Ball of Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

A Panda Cub Hugging a Ball of Flowers, 2020 50 x 50 cm Print

$4,063

Takashi Murakami, May Shower, Print

Takashi Murakami

May Shower, 2019 47 x 38 cm Print

$3,125

Takashi Murakami, Doraemon: So Much Fun, Under the Blue Sky, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: So Much Fun, Under the Blue Sky, 2020 60 x 60 cm Print

$1,875

Takashi Murakami, Doraemon, Let’s Go Beyond These Dimensions on a Time Machine with Master Fujiko F Fujio!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon, Let’s Go Beyond These Dimensions on a Time Machine with Master Fujiko F Fujio!, 2020 65.5 x 57.4 cm Print

$1,875

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Who is the artist?

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is one of the most influential artists to come out of Japan in recent decades. Formally trained in Nihonga (a painting style focused on traditional Japanese techniques and subject matter), Murakami earned a Ph.D. from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1993, and emerged out of Japan's Neo-Pop generation after the collapse of Japan's bubble economy in the late 1980s.

Although the artist has consistently incorporated contemporary Japanese popular culture in the forms of anime (animation) and manga (comic books) into his work, he has also continued to draw on traditional Japanese sources ranging from Buddhist imagery, 12th-century picture scrolls and Zen painting, and compositional techniques from 18th-century Edo eccentric painting.

Forging a new reciprocal relationship between high art and mass culture, Murakami's artistic practice is predicated on seeing art as a part of the economy. The artist is significant for carving out a new entrepreneurial model based on a transformation of applied market strategies. This model can be attributed to the global shift from a consumer-based society to a service-oriented economy, which differentiates Murakami from Andy Warhol and his contemporaries Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.

In addition to creating artworks, Murakami has made a constellation of ancillary activities integral to his practice by taking on the roles of curator, lecturer, event coordinator, radio host, newspaper columnist, and manager of emerging artists. His international corporation Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., with its multi-faceted operations in mass-produced merchandising, animated film production, and corporate design commissions including his renowned collaboration with Louis Vuitton reveals his aim to creatively widen art's distributive capacities.

What is Takashi Murakami’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Provocative Artists, Kawaii, Stunning sculptures

When was Takashi Murakami born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1962