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

Enso Memento Mori Red by Takashi Murakami
Enso: Memento Mori Red by Takashi Murakami
Enso: Memento Mori Red by Takashi Murakami
2016
Takashi Murakami Enso- Zen, The Heavens
Enso: Zen, the Heaven by Takashi Murakami
Enso: Zen, the Heaven by Takashi Murakami
2016
Takashi Murakami Time - Camouflage Moss Green
Time Camouflage Moss Green by Takashi Murakami
Time Camouflage Moss Green by Takashi Murakami
2009
Takashi Murakami BOKAN - camouflage pink
Bokan Camouflage Pink by Takashi Murakami
Bokan Camouflage Pink by Takashi Murakami
2009
Poke! by Takashi Murakami
Poke! by Takashi Murakami
Poke! by Takashi Murakami
2008
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Guru Guru by Takashi Murakami
Guru Guru by Takashi Murakami
2011
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

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Blackbeard by Takashi Murakami
Blackbeard by Takashi Murakami
Blackbeard by Takashi Murakami

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Melting DOB D by Takashi Murakami
Melting DOB D by Takashi Murakami
Melting DOB D by Takashi Murakami

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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
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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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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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Like the Rivers Flow by Takashi Murakami
Like the Rivers Flow by Takashi Murakami
2010
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
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When Robbed of Four limbs…by Takashi Murakami
When Robbed of Four limbs…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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DOB & Me (Round Mound) by Takashi Murakami
DOB & Me (Round Mound) by Takashi Murakami
2013
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Such Cute Flowers by Takashi Murakami
Such Cute Flowers by Takashi Murakami
2010