Tag Archives: Takashi Murakami

Pictures at an Exhibition
Installation view of 'Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer,' 2016, at Yokohama Museum of Art. YUICHIRO TANAKA

‘Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection’ at Yokohama Museum of Art

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday Read More


Ticket Masters: Takashi Murakami’s Designs Take to the Slopes

The slope at Buttermilk, a ski park in Aspen, Colorado, is home to the extreme sports competition the Winter X Games and, on average, 300 inches of snow per year. In addition to intense weather and feats of athletic prowess, … Read More


Morning Links: Takashi Murakami’s Private Collection Edition

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Market News
Murakami's Multicolore Monogram bag for Louis Vuitton.


Louis Vuitton Ends Its 13-Year Relationship With Takashi Murakami

Louis Vuitton has announced that the company will be ending its 13-year relationship with Takashi Murakami—signifying either a final farewell to the Marc Jacobs era (1997–2013) or a fresh start for former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière, depending on where your … Read More

Still from Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes. ©THE ARTIST/KAIKAI KIKI CO., LTD.

Takashi Murakami’s Debut Film, ‘Jellyfish Eyes,’ Suffers From a Lack of Imagination

Takashi Murakami will have to make nearly 90 more films before he can truly earn that bland and often-repeated “Japanese Andy Warhol” comparison, but as a start, he’s made Jellyfish Eyes, which opened today in New York. You may be … Read More

Features The 200 Top Collectors
Sol Lewitt’s collection in his warehouse in Cheshire, Connecticut.JODY DOLE

It Takes One to Know One: Why Artists Make Ideal Collectors

The following article is part of ARTnews’ annual coverage of collecting practices in the art market, anchored by the 200 Top Collectors list. Those who follow the art world and the art market tend to have a set picture of … Read More


Morning Links: The Broad Edition

Installing the 2,000 works of art that will be shown in the new Broad museum is no easy-task. A five-panel Takashi Murakami painting, for example, came in five crates, each of which was unloaded, vacuumed, pushed onto dollies, and then … Read More

Art Basel 2015
Geishas at Art Basel.STEPHANIE ROACH

Mysterious Geishas Grace Basel Preview

Is there a better self-marketer than Takashi Murakami? The artist’s grandest gesture to date is probably his appearance—smiling and waving from his float, and wearing a flower costume—at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York in 2010. At Basel, he’s being a … Read More


Morning Links: Hidden Turner Painting Edition

Art collective Liberate Tate held a performance in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in response to the museum’s partnership with BP. [Hyperallergic]Jake and Dinos Chapman on the making of Hell, which featured 60,000 Nazi toy soldiers. [The Guardian] An art … Read More

Thompson's starting point, the New Museum.


Morning Links: ‘Eventually they introduced me’ Edition

One Hyperallergic writer’s experience following Luke Willis Thompson out of the New Museum as part of his twice-daily performance piece Eventually they introduced me to the people I immediately recognised as those who would take me out anyway for the New … Read More


Takashi Murakami at Gagosian

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Deborah Kass, 16 Barbras (The Jewish Jackie Series), 1992, 
a Warhol-inspired series with wit and irony added.

Warhol Warhol Everywhere

A quarter century after Andy Warhol’s death, his work resonates more than ever. Several museum
exhibitions are focusing on his influence in painting, photography, film, performance, and more Read More

Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy exemplify comic grossness in their multimedia piece Caribbean Pirates, 2005.

When Bad Is Good

Artworks that mimic soft porn, showcase embalmed animals, mock the Pope, and otherwise offend propriety are filling auctions, museums, and galleries. Is there anything left to be upset about? Read More


CHINA The Next Generation

China’s younger artists are introspective, sophisticated, and hyper-aware of their identity in a globalized world Read More