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Takashi Murakami

Japan Born in: 1962 Bestsellers Masterpieces

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, The Nether World, Print

Takashi Murakami

The Nether World, 2020
60 x 60 cm
Print

$2,508

Takashi Murakami, Happy x A Trillion Times: Flower, Print

Takashi Murakami

Happy x A Trillion Times: Flower, 2013
71 x 71 cm
Print

$5,275

Takashi Murakami, Korin Courtly: Elegance, Print

Takashi Murakami

Korin Courtly: Elegance, 2020
76.5 x 72 cm
Print

$2,149

Takashi Murakami, Tan Tan Bo Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

Tan Tan Bo Silkscreen, 2016
101.6 x 68.6 cm
Print

$27,942

Takashi Murakami, An Homage to IKB Blue 1957 F, Print

Takashi Murakami

An Homage to IKB Blue 1957 F, 2020
69 x 53 cm
Print

$2,149

Takashi Murakami, Smile On, Rainbow Flower!!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Smile On, Rainbow Flower!!, 2020
50 x 50 cm
Print

$5,015

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

$25,076

Takashi Murakami, Doraemon: Thank You!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: Thank You!, 2020
58 x 51 cm
Print

$4,227

Takashi Murakami, 727 Silkscreen, Print

Takashi Murakami

727 Silkscreen, 2016
77 x 110 cm
Print

$27,942

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

$2,149

Takashi Murakami, Multicolor Double Face White, Print

Takashi Murakami

Multicolor Double Face White, 2020
50 x 60 cm
Print

$3,511

Takashi Murakami, Doraemon: Hip Hip Hurrah!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: Hip Hip Hurrah!, 2020
58 x 51 cm
Print

$4,227

Takashi Murakami, Doraemon: Here We Go!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Doraemon: Here We Go!, 2020
58 x 51 cm
Print

$4,227

Takashi Murakami, Smile Every Day with Flowers!, Print

Takashi Murakami

Smile Every Day with Flowers!, 2020
50 x 50 cm
Print

$4,657

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
50 x 50 cm
Print

$5,725

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$21,494

Takashi Murakami, Celestial Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Celestial Flowers, 2020
71 x 71 cm
Print

$5,275

Takashi Murakami, Panda with Panda Cubs, Print

Takashi Murakami

Panda with Panda Cubs, 2019
71 x 71 cm
Print

$5,275

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,340

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

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Square Jocular Clan (6), 2018
47.5 x 47.3 cm
Print

$1,266

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

$1,266

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, and then, and then and then (red), Print

Takashi Murakami

and then, and then and then (red), 2006
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,234

Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan - blue, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan - blue, 2006
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,234

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$2,234

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

Takashi Murakami

Acupuncture Painting (Terre Verte),, 2006
68 x 68 cm
Print

$1,489

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

$2,149

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

Takashi Murakami

We Are The Jocular Clan (10), 2018
50 x 50 cm
Print

$1,340

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,340

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,340

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,340

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,340

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,340

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

Takashi Murakami

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

$1,340

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

$1,266

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

$1,266

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

$1,266

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

$1,266

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

$1,266

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

$1,266

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

$1,266

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

$1,266

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan-Pink, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan-Pink, 2006
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,234

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

$2,234

Takashi Murakami, MCRST 1962, Print

Takashi Murakami

MCRST 1962, 2011
73.5 x 58.5 cm
Print

$2,482

Takashi Murakami, !N-CHA!, Print

Takashi Murakami

!N-CHA!, 1999
50 x 50 cm
Print

$3,351

Takashi Murakami, This World and the World Beyond, Print

Takashi Murakami

This World and the World Beyond, 2013
68 x 68 cm
Print

$3,227

Takashi Murakami, Treasure Island, Print

Takashi Murakami

Treasure Island, 2009
87 x 68 cm
Print

$3,103

Takashi Murakami, Dumb Compass, Print

Takashi Murakami

Dumb Compass, 2008
83 x 65 cm
Print

$2,730

Takashi Murakami, We Are the Jocular Clan 10set, Print

Takashi Murakami

We Are the Jocular Clan 10set, 2018
50 x 50 cm
Print

$14,893

Our recommendations Takashi Murakami, Infinity, Print

Takashi Murakami

Infinity, 2008
83 x 65 cm
Print

$3,103

Takashi Murakami, NGC2371-2, Print

Takashi Murakami

NGC2371-2, 2009
87 x 68 cm
Print

$2,730

Takashi Murakami, Genome No.107×2122, Print

Takashi Murakami

Genome No.107×2122, 2010
87 x 68 cm
Print

$2,730

Takashi Murakami, And then Ichimatsu Pattern, Print

Takashi Murakami

And then Ichimatsu Pattern, 2006
68 x 68 cm
Print

$3,475

Takashi Murakami, Pink time, Print

Takashi Murakami

Pink time, 2008
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,358

Takashi Murakami, Time Bokan, Print

Takashi Murakami

Time Bokan, 2006
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,358

Takashi Murakami, And Then x 6 (Ultramarine: Gunjo), Print

Takashi Murakami

And Then x 6 (Ultramarine: Gunjo), 2013
50 x 50 cm
Print

$2,855

Takashi Murakami, Celestial Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Celestial Flowers, 2018
71 x 71 cm
Print

$3,972

Takashi Murakami, Flowers have Bloomed, Print

Takashi Murakami

Flowers have Bloomed, 2000
80 x 60 cm
Print

$2,358

Takashi Murakami, Me and Mr. DOB, Print

Takashi Murakami

Me and Mr. DOB, 2009
68 x 68 cm
Print

$3,723

Takashi Murakami, Such Cute Flowers, Print

Takashi Murakami

Such Cute Flowers, 2010
50 x 50 cm
Print

$3,723

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