Artworks by Takashi Murakami

READYMADE Flower Plush Cushion by Takashi Murakami

100 x 100cm
Mixed Media Plush
2019

Mebae Smile 01 M.F by Takashi Murakami

47 x 47cm
Print
Edition of 100
2022

Gargantua on the palm by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Print
Edition of 300
2018

Multicolor Double Face – Yellow by Takashi Murakami

60 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 100
2020

Expanding Universe by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Print
Edition of 300
2018

Festive Decorative Flowers by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Print
Edition of 300
2018

My Next Smiley by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 100
2010

October Story by Takashi Murakami

38 x 48cm
Print
Edition of 300
2019

Memory of December by Takashi Murakami

38 x 48cm
Print
Edition of 300
2019

Cosmic Power Flowers by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Print
Edition of 300

Yonaguni Flowers by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 300

Happy X 1 Flowers by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Print
Edition of 300

Flowers are sparkling by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 100
2021

Rainbow DOB by Takashi Murakami

48 x 48cm
Print
Edition of 100
2021

And Then… Yellow DOB by Takashi Murakami

68 x 68cm
Print
Edition of 300

Gemini Nebula by Takashi Murakami

85 x 67cm
Print
Edition of 300
2009

Enso: A World Filled With Light by Takashi Murakami

47 x 40cm
Print
Edition of 100
2018

Time Warp Scarf by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 300
2019-2020

Love by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 300
2019-2020

Friendship Forever! by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 300
2019-2020

Flower Parent and Child by Takashi Murakami

55cm Diameter
Edition of 300

Oi Nobita-Kun by Takashi Murakami

66 x 57cm
Edition of 300

Doraemon Thank You by Takashi Murakami

54 x 42cm
Edition of 1000

Time with Friends by Takashi Murakami

65 x 57cm
Edition of 300

Doraemon in My Memory by Takashi Murakami

100 x 50cm
Print
Edition of 100 / Edition of 300

My First Love by Takashi Murakami

60 x 60cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

So Much Fun by Takashi Murakami

60 x 60cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Korin Kyoto Print by Takashi Murakami

72 x 76cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Panda Cubs & Flower Ball Gold by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Panda Cubs & Flower Ball Silver by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Feeling Like a Power Man by Takashi Murakami

60 x 60cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Cherry Blossom & Panda by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Panda – Chan Sleep by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 100

A Panda Cub – Hugging a Ball of Flowers by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 100

A Panda Cub – Sleep Soundly by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 100

Two Panda Cubs by Takashi Murakami

50 x 50cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 100

In the Afternoon by Takashi Murakami

29 x 30cm
Silk Screen Print
Limited Edition: 50

A Blue Sky by Takashi Murakami

60 x 60cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Courtly Elegance Print by Takashi Murakami

72 x 76cm
Offset Print
Limited Edition: 300

Flying Dob Skateboard Deck Set by Takashi Murakami

78.7 x 20.3cm each
Screen-Printed Maple Wood

Doraemon no.1 by Takashi Murakami

58 x 58cm
Silk screen print
Signature, numbered, dated

Flower Cushion by Takashi Murakami

Small: 30cm diameter
Big: 60cm diameter
Acrylic & Poleyster

Flower Ball 3D by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71 cm
Offset Lithograph

An Homage to IKB by Takashi Murakami

74 x 53 cm
Offset Lithograph

Flower Ball 3D by Takashi Murakami

71 x 71 cm
Offset Lithograph

Takashi Murakami

村上隆

Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962) is internationally renowned for his playful negotiation of several styles and traditions. Combining the 19th-century Japanese painting style known as Nihonga–itself a mixture of Eastern and Western styles–with contemporary manga, anime, Japanese pop culture, as well as so-called “fine art,” Murakami’s work is as prolific as it is rooted in a mixtures of places and times.

YANG GALLERY Singapore & Beijing 798 Managing Director Ms. Susanna Yang with established artist Takashi Murakami.
YANG GALLERY Singapore & Beijing 798 Managing Director Ms. Susanna Yang with established artist Takashi Murakami.

Coining the term “Superflat” to describe his and other contemporary Japanese art, Murakami’s unabashed glossy superficialism is not to be taken, ironically, at face value. Underpinned by a sharp wit and a keen awareness of how contemporary visual culture operates, his works’ shiny attractiveness engages in a visual commentary on different histories of art and the nature of contemporary consumer practices. Murakami is the founder and President of the art management corporation, Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. He received his BFA, MFA, and PhD from the Tokyo University of the Arts (formerly the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music).

Takashi Murakami has gripped the imagination of collectors and curators around the world with his anime-inspired Superflat art, a movement created by the artist that refers to the flattened aesthetic of Japanese graphic art forms, from traditional ukiyo-e woodblock prints to contemporary animation, as well as to the shallowness of contemporary consumer culture. Perhaps Murakami’s most emblematic motif, these candy-colored, smiling flora came into the artist’s work when he was preparing for his entrance exams for the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, and he embraced the form over nine years teaching prep-school students to draw flowers (even though, as he once said, “I didn’t like flowers”).

Murakami’s recurring characters each represent a different part of his psyche and were originally created as a statement that Japanese art doesn’t need to imitate American art, and should find its own means of expression. In 2002, Murakami was invited to collaborate with fashion house Louis Vuitton on a series of accessories, for which he reinvented their signature monogram in a variety of candy-colored hues. Murakami later re-appropriated the monogram into his own work, further blurring the boundaries between high art and popular culture.