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Takashi Murakami

Born in: 1962

Japan

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Biography

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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Takashi Murakami, Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, and then, and then and then (red), Print

Takashi Murakami

and then, and then and then (red), 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan-Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan-Pink, 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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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
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - blue, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - blue, 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - black + moss green, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - black + moss green, 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Acupuncture Painting (Terre Verte),, Print

Takashi Murakami

Acupuncture Painting (Terre Verte),, 2006
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, I know Not I know, Print

Takashi Murakami

I know Not I know, 2010
30 x 24 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, KaiKai Kiki and Me – The Shocking Truth Revealed, Print

Takashi Murakami

KaiKai Kiki and Me – The Shocking Truth Revealed, 2010
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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Takashi Murakami, I've Left My Love Far Behind. Their Smell, Every Memento, Print

Takashi Murakami

I've Left My Love Far Behind. Their Smell, Every Memento, 2010
26.3 x 18.7 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Acupuncture Painting Smell of Blood, Print

Takashi Murakami

Acupuncture Painting Smell of Blood, 2006
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Flower 2, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower 2, 2011
20.5 x 20.5 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Warm and Sunny, Print

Takashi Murakami

Warm and Sunny, 2011
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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Takashi Murakami, NGC2371-2, Print

Takashi Murakami

NGC2371-2, 2009
34.3 x 26.8 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Genome No.107×2122, Print

Takashi Murakami

Genome No.107×2122, 2010
34.3 x 26.8 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Dumb Compass, Print

Takashi Murakami

Dumb Compass, 2008
32.7 x 25.6 inch
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Takashi Murakami, And then Ichimatsu Pattern, Print

Takashi Murakami

And then Ichimatsu Pattern, 2006
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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$3,069

Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (Lots of Colors), Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (Lots of Colors), 2013
28 x 28 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Field of Smiling Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Field of Smiling Flowers, 2010
26.8 x 26.8 x 0.4 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Flowers, Flowers, Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers, 2010
26.8 x 26.8 x 0.4 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers, 2010
20.1 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball Red (3D) The Magic Flute, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball Red (3D) The Magic Flute, 2010
28 x 28 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (3-D) Autumn 2004, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (3-D) Autumn 2004, 2013
28 x 28 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (3-D) Kindergarten, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (3-D) Kindergarten, 2007
35.4 x 35 x 1.2 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Purple flowers in a bouquet, Print

Takashi Murakami

Purple flowers in a bouquet, 2010
28 x 28 inch
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