Prints by Takashi Murakami

Prints by Takashi Murakami

A lightning rod between different cultural valencies (high/low, ancient/modern, oriental/occidental), Takashi Murakami has stated that the artist is someone who understands the borders between worlds and who makes an effort to know them. With his distinctive “Superflat” style and ethos, which employs highly refined classical Japanese painting techniques to depict a super-charged mix of Pop, animé and otaku content within a flattened representational picture-plane, he moves freely within an ever-expanding field of aesthetic issues and cultural inspirations. Parallel to utopian and dystopian themes, he recollects and revitalizes narratives of transcendence and enlightenment, often involving outsider-savants. Mining religious and secular subjects favored by the so-called Japanese “eccentrics” or non-conformist artists of the Early Modern era commonly considered to be counterparts of the Western Romantic tradition, Murakami situates himself within their legacy of bold and lively individualism in a manner that is entirely his own and of his time.

Takashi Murakami is widely recognized for his ability to adapt the aesthetics of Japanese traditional art to operate within the context of popular culture.Murakami studied Japanese painting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1986 and a Ph.D. in 1993. After completing his studies, he increasingly displayed his works in solo and group exhibitions, making his European debut in 1995 in “TransCulture,” held at the 46th Venice Biennale. The following year Murakami’s paintings and sculptures were featured most notably at the second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Queensland Art Gallery in Australia.

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Takashi Murakami Exhibit

Murakami is also a curator, a cultural entrepreneur, and a critical observer of contemporary Japanese society. In 2000, he organized a paradigmatic exhibition of Japanese art titled “Superflat,” which traced the origins of contemporary Japanese visual pop culture in historical Japanese art. He has continued this work in subsequent impactful exhibitions such as “Coloriage,” (Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, (2002); and “Little Boy: The Art of Japan’s Exploding Subcultures,” Japan Society, New York (2005). In 2011, he organized the “New Day: Artists for Japan” international charity auction at Christie’s New York in response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

Murakami currently lives and works in Tokyo.

ARTWORK

The Moon Over the Ruined Castle by Takashi Murakami
The Moon Over the Ruined Castle by Takashi Murakami
The Moon Over the Ruined Castle by Takashi Murakami
Mr. DOB by Takashi Murakami
Mr. DOB by Takashi Murakami
Mr. DOB by Takashi Murakami
Blackbeard by Takashi Murakami
Blackbeard by Takashi Murakami
Blackbeard by Takashi Murakami
Melting DOB D by Takashi Murakami
Melting DOB D by Takashi Murakami
Melting DOB D by Takashi Murakami
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Jellyfish Eyes White 2 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes White 2 by Takashi Murakami
2006
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Jellyfish Eyes Black 2 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes Black 2 by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Jellyfish Eyes White 3 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes White 3 by Takashi Murakami
2006
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Jellyfish Eyes Black 1 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes Black 1 by Takashi Murakami
2011
LV Camouflage Denim Dark Takashi Murakami
LV Camouflage Denim (Dark) by Takashi Murakami
LV Camouflage Denim (Dark) by Takashi Murakami
2006
LV Camouflage Denim Takashi Murakami
LV Camouflage Denim by Takashi Murakami
LV Camouflage Denim by Takashi Murakami
2006
And then 3000 Red by Takashi Murakami, MURAKAMI, TAKASHIMURAKAMI
And then 3000 Red by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Red by Takashi Murakami
2001
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KaiKai Kiki by Takashi Murakami
KaiKai Kiki by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Champignon by Takashi Murakami
Champignon by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Guru Guru by Takashi Murakami
Guru Guru by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Para Kiti DOB by Takashi Murakami
Para Kiti DOB by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Skull Rock by Takashi Murakami
Skull Rock by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Reverse Double Helix by Takashi Murakami
Reverse Double Helix by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Jellyfish Eyes White 4 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes White 4 by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Like the Rivers Flow by Takashi Murakami
Like the Rivers Flow by Takashi Murakami
2010
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Sequoia Flower Ball 3D by Takashi Murakami
Sequoia Flower Ball 3D by Takashi Murakami
2014
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Autum Flowerball 3D by Takashi Murakami
Autum Flowerball 3D by Takashi Murakami
2014
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And then White by Takashi Murakami
And then White by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then Pink by Takashi Murakami
And then Pink by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then 3000 Green by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Green by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then 3000 Yellow by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Yellow by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then 3000 Blue by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 Blue by Takashi Murakami
2001
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami, Murakami, TAKASHIMURAKAMI,
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
And then 3000 White by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And Then Gargle Glop by Takashi Murakami
And Then Gargle Glop by Takashi Murakami
2006
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And then, and then (Blue) by Takashi Murakami
And then, and then (Blue) by Takashi Murakami
2001
MURAKAMI, TAKASHIMURAKAMI, NEO, POP, Homage to Yves Kelin by Takashi Murakami
Flowers Blossoming in the world by Takashi Murakami
Flowers Blossoming in the world by Takashi Murakami
2013
MURAKAMI, TAKASHIMURAKAMI, NEO, POP, Homage to Yves Kelin by Takashi Murakami
Homage to Yves Klein by Takashi Murakami
Homage to Yves Klein by Takashi Murakami
2012
murakami, neo, pop, When Robbed of Four limbs...by Takashi Murakami
When Robbed of Four limbs…by Takashi Murakami
When Robbed of Four limbs…by Takashi Murakami
2011
TAKASHIMURAKAMI, MURAKAMI, POP, NEO, Homage to Monogold by Takashi Murakami
Homage to Monogold by Takashi Murakami
Homage to Monogold by Takashi Murakami
2012
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An Homage to IKB by Takashi Murakami
An Homage to IKB by Takashi Murakami
2011
TAKASHIMURAKAMI, MURAKAMI, Mr.Rainbow DOB by Takashi Murakami , NEO , POP
Mr. DOB And Then Rainbow by Takashi Murakami
Mr. DOB And Then Rainbow by Takashi Murakami
2006
TAKASHIMURAKAMI, MURAKAMI, Homage to Monopink by Takashi Murakami , NEO, POP
Homage to Monopink by Takashi Murakami
Homage to Monopink by Takashi Murakami
2012
MURAKAMI, TAKASHIMURAKAMI, NEO, POP, Homage to Francis Bacon by Takashi Murakami
Homage Francis Bacon by Takashi Murakami
Homage Francis Bacon by Takashi Murakami
2012
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Jellyfish Eyes Black 4 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes Black 4 by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Jellyfish Eyes White 1 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes White 1 by Takashi Murakami
2006
murakami, neo, takashimurakami, jellyfisheyes, Tom Wesselmann is considered one of the major artists of New York Pop Art, along with Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. Best known for his 1960s series “Great American Nude,” which featured flat figures in an intense palette of red, white, blue, and other patriotic colors, Wesselmann, in an effort to reject Abstract Expressionism, made collages and assemblages that incorporated everyday objects and advertising ephemera. In the early 1980s, he produced his first "Metal Works,” in which he shaped canvases and cut metal to create abstract three-dimensional images. In his final years, Wesselmann returned to the female form in the “Sunset Nudes” series, where the compositions, abstract imagery, and sanguine moods recall the odalisques of Henri Matisse.
Jellyfish Eyes Black 3 by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes Black 3 by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami
Jellyfish Eyes by Takashi Murakami
2011
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Posi Mushroom by Takashi Murakami
Posi Mushroom by Takashi Murakami
2007
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Melting DOB E by Takashi Murakami
Melting DOB E by Takashi Murakami
2008
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I Recall the time… by Takashi Murakami
I Recall the time… by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then, and then ( Black) by Takashi Murakami
And then, and then ( Black) by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then, and then ( Red) by Takashi Murakami
And then, and then ( Red) by Takashi Murakami
2001
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And then DOB Yellow by Takashi Murakami
And then DOB Yellow by Takashi Murakami
2001
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DOB & Me (Round Mound) by Takashi Murakami
DOB & Me (Round Mound) by Takashi Murakami
2013
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Flowerball Red 3D by Takashi Murakami
Flowerball Red 3D by Takashi Murakami
2010
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Such Cute Flowers by Takashi Murakami
Such Cute Flowers by Takashi Murakami
2010