Takashi Murakami


Takashi Murakami


Nationality: Japanese

Birth Place: Tokyo (Tokyo metropolis, Kanto, Japan)

Born in Tokyo in 1962, Takashi Murakami is a multitalented Japanese artist whose colorful, modern and manga-inspired aesthetic has led some to call him “the Andy Warhol of Japan.” Over the course of his dynamic career Murakami has been a sculptor, animator, painter, commercial artist and even art theorist. He pioneered the post-modern artistic concept known as “superflat” concept, the idea that the flatness of two-dimensional traditional Japanese art extends conceptually to the continuity between high and low art in Japan and visually to the two-dimensional aesthetic seen in contemporary and commercial Japanese art. Though he is considered a pop artist, Murakami insists that he isn’t one, pushing against attempts to categorize his art. He told the Journal of Contemporary Art that “[his] art is not Pop art. It is a record of the struggle of the discriminated people.” Murakami’s work has been featured in some of the most unusual spaces in the world. In 2010 a retrospective of his work appeared in the Chateau de Versailles, the opulent palace that once housed French monarchy. The exhibition, “Murakami Versaille” featured fiberglass sculptures of colorful manga-esque characters. His series “Wink,” comprised of inflatable sculptures, was featured in New York City’s Grand Central Station. In 2009 he collaborated with acclaimed producer Pharrell and jewelry connoisseur Jacob the Jeweler on a sculpture called “The Simple Things” that was made out of 26,000 diamonds and gems and featured household items such as a Pepsi can and cupcake that are indigenous to contemporary American culture.


Takashi Murakami Original Art Values Sold at Auction

TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b. 1962) Champignon, 2003; Red-Time, 2011; And Then, And Then (aqua blue),... (Total: 5 Item...
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b. 1962)Champignon, 2003; Red-Time, 2011; And Then, And Then (aqua blue),... (Total: 5 Items)
Lot 65166
Auction 5167
Saturday, November 23, 2013
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b.1962) Untitled (six works), 2005 Offset lithograph in colors 40-1/2 x 28-3/4 inches (1...
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b.1962)Untitled (six works), 2005Offset lithograph in colors40-1/2 x 28-3/4 inches (1... (Total: 6 Items)
Lot 72295
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) An Homage to Monogold 1960 C; An Homage to Yves Klein Multicolor C; An Homage to Monopink 196...
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962)An Homage to Monogold 1960 C; An Homage to Yves Klein Multicolor C; An Homage to Monopink 1960... (Total: 4 Items)
Lot 69145
Auction 5267
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) Champignons, 2002 Screenprint in colors 21-5/8 x 21-5/8 inches (54.9 x 54.9 cm) (image) 2
Takashi Murakami (b. 1962)Champignons, 2002Screenprint in colors21-5/8 x 21-5/8 inches (54.9 x 54.9 cm) (image)2...
Lot 69143
Auction 5267
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b. 1962) An Homage to Monogold 1960, An Homage to Monopink 1960 A, and An Homage to Yves...
TAKASHI MURAKAMI (Japanese, b. 1962)An Homage to Monogold 1960, An Homage to Monopink 1960 A, and An Homage to Yves ... (Total: 3 Items)
Lot 70320
Auction 5215
Saturday, May 30, 2015

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