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Takashi Murakami

Born in: 1962 Japan

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Takashi Murakami

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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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Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball Burning Blood, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball Burning Blood, 2018
28 x 28 inch
Print

$2,034

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$2,065

Takashi Murakami, Homage to Director Hideaki Anno: Evangelion + Godzilla Resurgence, Print

Takashi Murakami

Homage to Director Hideaki Anno: Evangelion + Godzilla Resurgence, 2018
25.6 x 19.3 inch
Print

$3,865

Takashi Murakami, Treasure Island, Print

Takashi Murakami

Treasure Island, 2009
34.3 x 26.8 inch
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$2,869

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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$2,065

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan-Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan-Pink, 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$2,065

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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$2,065

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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$1,377

Takashi Murakami, Prayer, Print

Takashi Murakami

Prayer, 2018
28 x 28 inch
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$2,034

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$2,295

Takashi Murakami, Warm and Sunny, Print

Takashi Murakami

Warm and Sunny, 2011
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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$3,786

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

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan 9, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$1,492

Takashi Murakami, Dumb Compass, Print

Takashi Murakami

Dumb Compass, 2008
32.7 x 25.6 inch
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$2,524

Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - blue, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - blue, 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$2,065

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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$1,377

Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball Gargantua on Your Palm, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball Gargantua on Your Palm, 2018
28 x 28 inch
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$3,729

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
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$4,747

Takashi Murakami, Homage to Director Hideaki Anno: Godzilla Resurgence & Evangelion, Print

Takashi Murakami

Homage to Director Hideaki Anno: Godzilla Resurgence & Evangelion, 2019
18.5 x 24.4 inch
Print

$3,865

Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (3D) Turn Red!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (3D) Turn Red!, 2013
28 x 28 inch
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$4,360

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (Space Show), Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (Space Show), 2017
28 x 28 inch
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$2,373

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, A Red River is Visible, Print

Takashi Murakami

A Red River is Visible, 2014
28 x 28 inch
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$2,034

Takashi Murakami, 727x777, Print

Takashi Murakami

727x777, 2016
38.6 x 25.9 inch
Print

$4,001

Takashi Murakami, 727999, Print

Takashi Murakami

727999, 2016
38.6 x 25.9 inch
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$4,001

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, 727772, Print

Takashi Murakami

727772, 2016
38.6 x 25.9 inch
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$4,001

Takashi Murakami, 727 Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

727 Silkscreen, 2016
30.3 x 43.3 inch
Print

$26,445

Takashi Murakami, Cube, Print

Takashi Murakami

Cube, 2001
23.6 x 23.6 inch
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$2,869

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$2,295

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$2,295

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$2,295

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan, 2018
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$2,295

Takashi Murakami, !N-CHA!, Print

Takashi Murakami

!N-CHA!, 1999
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$3,098

Takashi Murakami, Cosmos, Print

Takashi Murakami

Cosmos, 2000
23.6 x 23.6 inch
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$2,869

Takashi Murakami, Cube2, Print

Takashi Murakami

Cube2, 2001
23.6 x 23.6 inch
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$2,869

Takashi Murakami, This World and the World Beyond, Print

Takashi Murakami

This World and the World Beyond, 2013
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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$3,442

Takashi Murakami, Flower 2, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower 2, 2011
20.7 x 20.7 inch
Print

$3,213

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Infinity, Print

Takashi Murakami

Infinity, 2008
32.7 x 25.6 inch
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$2,869

Takashi Murakami, NGC2371-2, Print

Takashi Murakami

NGC2371-2, 2009
34.3 x 26.8 inch
Print

$2,524

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
Print

$4,131

Takashi Murakami, Genome No.107×2122, Print

Takashi Murakami

Genome No.107×2122, 2010
34.3 x 26.8 inch
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$2,524

Takashi Murakami, And then Ichimatsu Pattern, Print

Takashi Murakami

And then Ichimatsu Pattern, 2006
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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$3,213

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

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (Lots of Colors), 2013
28 x 28 inch
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$3,213

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

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: Many Things Await Beyond Anywhere Door - Dokodemo Door, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$4,747

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Homage to Francis Bacon, Study for Head of Isabel Rawsthorne and George Dyer (2 Prints), Print

Takashi Murakami

Homage to Francis Bacon, Study for Head of Isabel Rawsthorne and George Dyer (2 Prints), 2016
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$5,418

Takashi Murakami, Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh (Off White) Kyoto Enso, Print

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh (Off White) Kyoto Enso, 2018
15.7 x 18.4 inch
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$2,034

Takashi Murakami, Tan Tan Bo Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

Tan Tan Bo Silkscreen, 2016
40 x 27 inch
Print

$26,445

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

Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami x Virgil Abloh (Off White) Hollow Man, 2018
15.7 x 18.4 inch
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$2,034

Takashi Murakami, Murakami Offset Print - Dokuro Yellow, Print

Takashi Murakami

Murakami Offset Print - Dokuro Yellow, 2000
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$3,213

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, And Then 3000 (Blue), Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then 3000 (Blue), 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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$3,442

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, Such Cute Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Such Cute Flowers, 2010
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Takashi Murakami, A Memory of Him and Her on a Summer Day, Print

Takashi Murakami

A Memory of Him and Her on a Summer Day, 2018
28 x 28 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, And then, and then and then (blue-red), Print

Takashi Murakami

And then, and then and then (blue-red), 2006
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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Takashi Murakami, Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers, 2010
20.1 x 20.1 x 0.4 inch
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Takashi Murakami, And Then And Then And Then And Then And Then (Aqua Blue), Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then And Then And Then And Then And Then (Aqua Blue), 2011
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Doraemon: Doraemon’s Daily Life, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: Doraemon’s Daily Life, 2019
22.8 x 20.1 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 5, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana, 5, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
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Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la, Print

Takashi Murakami

Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la, 2016
26.8 x 26.8 inch
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Takashi Murakami, Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la Pink Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la Pink Silkscreen, 2017
29.5 x 29.5 inch
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