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Takashi Murakami (1963)

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  • Takashi MURAKAMI (né en 1962) HOMMAGE TO FRANCIS BACON (STUDY OF ISABEL RAWSTHORNE), 2004

  • - Takashi Murakami , B. 1962 My Lonesome Cowboy oil, acrylic, fiberglass, and iron

  • Takashi Murakami (b. 1962)

  • Takashi Murakami , B. 1962 Vapor Trail acrylic on canvas mounted on panel

Takashi Murakami Biography

(b. Tokyo, Japan 1963) Japanese painter and sculptor. Having obtained his doctorate in traditional Nihonga painting from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Murakami became disillusioned with the Japanese art market; believing it too elitist, he embarked on a career in contemporary art that has sought to embrace both high and low culture in Japan. Murakami’s art appropriates the art of anime and its culture of geeks, otaku, whom he feels are villanized in Japan despite their place as a driving force in Japanese popular culture. He refers to his style of art as superflat, stemming from the lack of visual depth in anime that Murakami sees an underlying trend of all Japanese art. In addition to creating works of fine art derived from these low culture sources, Murakami also produces a wide range of commercial goods, ranging from posters and key-chains to a line of limited-edition handbags for Louis Vuitton. He maintains two studios, one in New York and one in Japan, where he acts as a mentor to the young artists that assist him in producing his works. This mentorship has produced such popular artists as Chiho Aoshima and Mr., who both worked under Murakami before embarking on successful solo careers. He has had several successful solo exhibitions, including © MURAKAMI at Brooklyn Museum in 2008 and Takashi Murakami : Kaikai Kiki at Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain in 2002. Murakami has curated several exhibitions, notably Superflat, a series of three exhibitions in LA, New York and Paris designed to showcase Japanese contemporary art and introduce otaku culture to a western audience, for which he edited and published the book Little Boy, a seminal work on contemporary Japanese art and culture.

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  • Takashi Murakami , b. 1962 Red Flower Ball (3-D) acrylic and platinum leaf on canvas mounted on board, Takashi Murakami, Click for value View Details
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  • Takashi Murakami , Po + Ku Surrealism Mr. DOB (Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Pink) , Takashi Murakami, Click for value View Details
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 - Takashi Murakami , b. 1962 DOB Flower acrylic on canvas laid down on board 
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  • TAKASHI MURAKAMI Superflat Monogram, 2003 Acrylic, Takashi Murakami, Click for value View Details

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