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Takashi Murakami (born in Tokyo in 1962) is a Japanese artist who lives and works in NY.

Always passionate about Manga, he decided to become a designer. After his studies he moved to New York where, fascinated by the Superflat, inspired by Japanese graphics,  became a real Japanese art movement. This style is characterized by the integration of many elements belonging to Japanese culture, all the figures merged together in flattened images, with smooth surfaces and bright colors. Murakami's works of art become real monumental icons of Japanese society. Murakami is often compared to Andy Warhol for his art-as-business approach, and for his factories of workers who produce, market and sell his art.

 Some of the past exhibitions

  • (2019) Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong

  • (2019) InstitutoTomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil 

  • (2018) Galerie Perrotin, Shanghai

  • (2017) Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago

  • (2017) Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

  • (2015) Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

  • (2014) Palazzo Reale Milano

  • (2010) Château de Versailles, Versailles, France 

  • (1995) Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris


Permanently collected by: 


  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, MA

  • MoMA, NY

  • Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino

  • Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Qatar Museums Authority, Doha

  • Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

"Doves and hawks", 1998 - 2001

50 x 50 cm, print on paper

Edition: 259/300


"Here comes media",  2001

50 x 50 cm, print on paper

Edition: 288/300

Murakami-Dove and hawkes_woolbridge gallery
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