Takashi Murakami

1962 · Japan

Artist biography

Takashi Murakami is an established artist, who was born and brought up in Japan, like other celebrated artists such as Lei Saito, Nahoko Kojima, Shinya Ishida, Mio Kosaka, and Ryuku Otsuka. Takashi Murakami was born in 1962.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Takashi Murakami's work is available on display in several galleries listed on Artland. Galleries include Sims Reed Gallery, Inigo Philbrick, and 10 Hanover Street in London, the United Kingdom. Takashi Murakami's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition BAKA at Perrotin | Paris, Turenne in France. The exhibition was open from 15 October 2019 until 20 December 2019. Takashi Murakami's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions AN EXHIBITION FOR NOTRE-DAME (10 June 2019 - 26 July 2019) at Gagosian | Le Bourget in Paris and GYATEI² (21 February 2019 - 12 April 2019) at Gagosian | Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. Takashi Murakami's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called GYATEI² and took place at Gagosian | Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, the United States from the 21 February 2019 to 12 April 2019.

Takashi Murakami in private collections

On Artland Takashi Murakami's artworks can be found in the collection of Fausto Gasparetto, Robert Mollers, and Edwin, who for instance also has works by other artists including Shepard Fairey, Françoise Coutant, and Lolo & Sosaku.

Further Biographical Context for Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami was born in 1962 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of developing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade.

The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the decade marked the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Takashi Murakami

  • Artworks in Collections 12
  • Exhibitions 7

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