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Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist. Achievements include created the term superflat - an art movement fused with graphic and fine arts, pop culture and animation, reflects the two dimensionality of Japanese art and shallow emptiness of consumer culture; art encompasses paintings, sculptures, videos, T-shirts, key chains, mousepads, plush dolls and cell phone accessories.

Background

Murakami, Takashi was born on February 1, 1962 in Tokyo.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University Art and Music, 1986. Master of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University Art and Music, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Tokyo National University Art and Music, 1993.

Career

Asian cultural council fellowship, International Studio Program Public Space 1, 1994—1995. Visiting professor School Art & Architecture University California, Los Angeles, 1998. Founder Kaikai Kiki LLC (formerly the Hiropon Factory), Japan, since 1995, Brooklyn, New York, 1998.

Founder, host Geisai Art Fair (twice annually), since 2002. Created Louis Vuitton Murakami bag (Ltd. educated) Louis Vuitton, 2003.

Achievements

  • Achievements include created the term superflat - an art movement fused with graphic and fine arts, pop culture and animation, reflects the two dimensionality of Japanese art and shallow emptiness of consumer culture. Art encompasses paintings, sculptures, videos, T-shirts, key chains, mousepads, plush dolls and cell phone accessories.

Works

  • painting

    • 727

    • An Homage to IKB 1957

    • Tan Tan Bo

    • An Homage to Monopink 1960

    • My Lonesome Cowboy

    • Eye Love Superflat (Black)

    • I Know Not. I Know.

    • Me And Double - DOB

    • Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness

    • Mr. DOB All Stars (Oh My The Mr. DOB)

    • Kaikai Kiki News

    • Jellyfish Eyes

    • !N-Cha!

    • Flower Matango

    • Mr. Rainbow DOB

    • Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore (White)

    • Mushroom Youkai

    • Posi Mushroom

    • Blackbeard

    • Flowers in Heaven

    • Mister Wink, Cosmos Ball

    • Minyun

    • Superflat my first love flowers

    • Supreme Skate Decks

    • Jellyfish Eyes: Black 4

    • Army of Mushrooms

    • Miss ko²

    • Poke!

    • Flowers

    • Chaos

    • Flower Ball

    • Kansei Korin Gold

    • I Recall The Time When My Feet Lifted Off The Ground, Ever So Slightly. – Kôrin – Chrysanthemum

    • 3-Meter Girl