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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, 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

$3,691

Takashi Murakami, Hold Me Tight, Print

Takashi Murakami

Hold Me Tight, 2017
28 x 28 inch
Print

$1,723

Takashi Murakami, Mr Dob Figure By Bait x Switch Collectibles - Gold edition, Sculpture

Takashi Murakami

Mr Dob Figure By Bait x Switch Collectibles - Gold edition, 2016
10.8 x 9.3 inch
Sculpture

$3,556

Takashi Murakami, Flowerball want to hold you, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowerball want to hold you, 2015
28 x 28 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,907

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
Print

$1,846

Takashi Murakami, MCRST, 1962 - 2011, Print

Takashi Murakami

MCRST, 1962 - 2011, 2012
28.9 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,107

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
Print

$1,107

Takashi Murakami, Acupuncture Painting (Terre Verte),, Print

Takashi Murakami

Acupuncture Painting (Terre Verte),, 2006
26.8 x 26.8 inch
Print

$738

Takashi Murakami, Korin: Azure River, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin: Azure River, 2015
28 x 28 inch
Print

$1,784

Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan-Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan-Pink, 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,107

Takashi Murakami, Of Chinese Lions, Peonies, Skull and Fountains, Print

Takashi Murakami

Of Chinese Lions, Peonies, Skull and Fountains, 2012
28 x 55.1 inch
Print

$2,572

Takashi Murakami, Korin: Superstring Theory, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin: Superstring Theory, 2015
28 x 28 inch
Print

$1,784

Takashi Murakami, Reversed Double Helix (White), Print

Takashi Murakami

Reversed Double Helix (White), 2005
40.2 x 28.3 inch
Print

$2,092

Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes, Print

Takashi Murakami

Jellyfish Eyes, 2011
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,587

Takashi Murakami, This Merciless World, Print

Takashi Murakami

This Merciless World, 2016
27.1 x 20.9 inch
Print

$1,538

Takashi Murakami, Korin, The Time of Celebration, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin, The Time of Celebration, 2015
30 x 28.3 inch
Print

$1,956

Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - blue, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - blue, 2006
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,107

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,107

Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes Black 5, Print

Takashi Murakami

Jellyfish Eyes Black 5, 2011
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,661

Takashi Murakami, As The Interdimensional Waves Run Through Me, Print

Takashi Murakami

As The Interdimensional Waves Run Through Me, 2012
28 x 55.1 inch
Print

$2,572

Takashi Murakami, Blue Flower & Skulls, Print

Takashi Murakami

Blue Flower & Skulls, 2012
27.2 x 20.9 inch
Print

$1,600

Takashi Murakami, Flowers with smiley faces, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers with smiley faces, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,956

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

Takashi Murakami

Homage to Francis Bacon (Study for Head of Isabel Rawsthorne and George Dyer), 2016
19.7 x 39.4 inch
Print

$6,029

Takashi Murakami, Acupuncture Painting Smell of Blood, Print

Takashi Murakami

Acupuncture Painting Smell of Blood, 2006
26.8 x 26.8 inch
Print

$738

Takashi Murakami, Korin, Dark Matter, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin, Dark Matter, 2015
30 x 28.3 inch
Print

$1,661

Takashi Murakami, Flower 2, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower 2, 2011
20.5 x 20.5 inch
Print

$2,707

Takashi Murakami, I know Not I know, Print

Takashi Murakami

I know Not I know, 2010
30 x 24 inch
Print

$2,461

Takashi Murakami, Flower & Skulls Red, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flower & Skulls Red, 2013
27.2 x 20.9 inch
Print

$1,600

Takashi Murakami, And Then x 6 (White: The Superflat Method, Blue and Yellow Ears), Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then x 6 (White: The Superflat Method, Blue and Yellow Ears), 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,538

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers B Red, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers B Red, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers A Red, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers A Red, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Blue Velvet, Print

Takashi Murakami

Blue Velvet, 2016
23.6 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,600

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers C Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers C Pink, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers A Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers A Pink, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers C Red, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers C Red, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Awakening, Print

Takashi Murakami

Awakening, 2016
28 x 28 inch
Print

$1,784

Takashi Murakami, Flowerball: Open Your Hands Wide, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowerball: Open Your Hands Wide, 2016
28 x 28 inch
Print

$1,723

Takashi Murakami, Enso : Tranquility, Print

Takashi Murakami

Enso : Tranquility, 2015
26.7 x 26.7 inch
Print

$1,661

Takashi Murakami, Annular Solar Eclipse, Print

Takashi Murakami

Annular Solar Eclipse, 2017
28 x 28 inch
Print

$1,661

Takashi Murakami, Amitabha Buddha, Print

Takashi Murakami

Amitabha Buddha, 2015
26.8 x 26.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,956

Takashi Murakami, The Pandas Say They're Happy, Print

Takashi Murakami

The Pandas Say They're Happy, 2014
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,600

Takashi Murakami, Korin, pure white, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin, pure white, 2016
29.9 x 28.3 x 0.4 inch
Print

$1,710

Takashi Murakami, Flowers A Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers A Silkscreen, 2018
14.8 x 11.8 inch
Print

$2,325

Takashi Murakami, Flowers B Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers B Silkscreen, 2018
14.8 x 11.8 inch
Print

$2,325

Takashi Murakami, And Then 3000 Blue, Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then 3000 Blue, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,415

Takashi Murakami, And Then 3000 Red, Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then 3000 Red, 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,415

Takashi Murakami, And Then x 727 (Vermillon : Shu), Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then x 727 (Vermillon : Shu), 2013
19.7 x 19.7 inch
Print

$1,341

Takashi Murakami, And Then x 727 (Ultramarine : Gunjo), Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then x 727 (Ultramarine : Gunjo), 2003
26.6 x 26.6 inch
Print

$1,341

Takashi Murakami, MG, 1960->2012, Print

Takashi Murakami

MG, 1960->2012, 2016
27.1 x 20.9 inch
Print

$1,784

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers B Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers B Pink, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers C Beige, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers C Beige, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers B Beige, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers B Beige, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, Madsaki Flowers A Beige, Print

Takashi Murakami

Madsaki Flowers A Beige, 2017
14.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$1,907

Takashi Murakami, The Flowerball's Painterly Challenge, Print

Takashi Murakami

The Flowerball's Painterly Challenge, 2016
28 x 28 inch
Print

$1,723

Takashi Murakami, Warm and Sunny, Print

Takashi Murakami

Warm and Sunny, 2011
26.8 x 26.8 inch
Print

$3,199

Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish, Print

Takashi Murakami

Jellyfish, 2003
27 x 34.1 inch
Print

$5,967

Takashi Murakami, Shangri La, Shangri La, Shangri La (silkscreen), Print

Takashi Murakami

Shangri La, Shangri La, Shangri La (silkscreen), 2017
29.5 x 29.5 inch
Print

$8,350

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
Print

$2,953

Takashi Murakami, NGC2371-2, Print

Takashi Murakami

NGC2371-2, 2009
34.3 x 26.8 inch
Print

$2,707

Takashi Murakami, Genome No.107×2122, Print

Takashi Murakami

Genome No.107×2122, 2010
34.3 x 26.8 inch
Print

$2,707

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