Takashi Murakami

Jellyfish eyes - Black 5

Jellyfish eyes - Black 1

Acupuncture/Flowers (Checkers)

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana 3

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana 2

An Homage to Yves Klein Multicolor D

An Homage to Monopink 1960 D

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana

An Homage to Monopink 1960 A

And Then x 727 (Ultra Marine Gunjo)

And Then x 6 (Vermillion: The Superflat Method)

Jellyfish eyes - Black 5
Jellyfish eyes - Black 5


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 19.5 x 19.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 66.04 x 66.04 inches
Year: 2004

Jellyfish eyes - Black 1
Jellyfish eyes - Black 1


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 19.5 x 19.5 inches
Framed Dimensions: 26 x 26 inches
Year: 2004

Acupuncture/Flowers (Checkers)
Acupuncture/Flowers (Checkers)


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 26.75 x 26.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 33 x 33 inches
Year: 2008

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana 3
Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana 3


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset Lithograph on Smooth Wove Paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 19.75 x 19.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 25 x 25 inches
Year: 2013

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana 2
Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana 2


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset Lithograph on Smooth Wove Paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 19.75 x 19.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 25 x 25 inches
Year: 2013

An Homage to Yves Klein Multicolor D
An Homage to Yves Klein Multicolor D


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset Lithograph on Smooth Wove Paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 29 x 20.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 34.5 x 26.5 inches
Year: 2012

An Homage to Monopink 1960 D
An Homage to Monopink 1960 D


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset Lithograph on Smooth Wove Paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 29 x 20.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 34.5 x 26.25 inches
Year: 2012

Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana
Flowers Blooming in This World and the Land of Nirvana


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset Lithograph on Smooth Wove Paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 19.75 x 19.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 26 x 26 inches
Series: No
Year: 2013

An Homage to Monopink 1960 A
An Homage to Monopink 1960 A


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset Lithograph on Smooth Wove Paper
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 29 x 20.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 34.5 x 26.25 inches
Year: 2012

And Then x 727 (Ultra Marine Gunjo)
And Then x 727 (Ultra Marine Gunjo)


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset-lithograph with cold-stamping
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 19.75 x 19.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 62.23 x 62.23 inches
Year: 2013

And Then x 6 (Vermillion: The Superflat Method)
And Then x 6 (Vermillion: The Superflat Method)


Edition: /300
Medium: Offset-lithograph with cold-stamping
Signature: Signed
Unframed Dimensions: 19.75 x 19.75 inches
Framed Dimensions: 24.5 x 24.5 inches
Series: No
Year: 2013

Biography

Born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1962, Murakami grew up in a household that placed a high value on art. His younger brother, Yuji, also became an artist. Japanese popular culture informed his outlook, but he also felt the impact of Western society, particularly the popular culture of the United States. Murakami became exposed to some aspects of American life during a time when his father worked at an American naval base, and he also absorbed a great deal through imported movies and music. "Only recently did I realize how much I've been influenced by Steven Spielberg," Murakami told Interview magazine in 2001. "In his films there is a tension between the children's world and the adults' world." Many of Murakami's works capture that tension between the innocence of childhood and the experience of adulthood, with his cartoon-like images sometimes displaying a dark and slightly creepy undertone.

"I have learned in Europe and America the way of the fine-art scene. Few people come to museums. Much bigger are movie theaters. The museum, that space is kind of old-style media."

Murakami wanted to be an artist when he grew up. He was particularly interested in animation and comics, and he felt that studying art would help him improve his drawing skills. He enrolled in the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in the early 1980s.