Preview: Takashi Murakami "EGO" @ Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 09, 2012
We noted on the site the other day that famed Japanese artist Takashi Murakami will open Murakami—Ego at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar on February 9, featuring 60 works from 1997 to the present, with new works created for this specific exhibition. Culture blog Honeyee captured a few photos from inside the space...

Takashi Murakami @ Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 02, 2012
Something tells us that Takashi Murakami is a fun person to be around. The Superflat artist is set to have a major museum show, Murakami—Ego, open at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar on February 9, featuring 60 works from 1997 to the present, with new works created for this specific exhibition. Anyone going to Doha?

Takashi Murakami x Christie's Benefit for Japan’s Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 25, 2011
We received a nice message today from Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Co in advance of their benefit auction with Christie's for the victims of Japan’s Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake. The benefit will include artists such as Damien Hirst, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Mr., Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco, Aya Takano, Luc Tuymans, and many others.

Mini Preview: Takashi Murakami @ Gagosian Gallery London

Juxtapoz // Friday, June 24, 2011
Whenever Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami, has an exhibition, the world pays attention, so even a tiny sneak into what Murakami has lined up for his Gagosian London show draws interest. So we have two pieces of what is to come. . .

Kanye West to Play MoMA's Party in the Garden Benefit this Month

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 03, 2011
This is a two-way street of good decisions: the Museum of Modern Art and Kanye West have teamed up for pop-superstar Mr. West to play perform at their annual Party in the Garden benefit taking place on May 10, 2011 in the MoMA's Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden.

Takashi Murakami's #newday_GEISAI Project

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Taken by the desire to provide encouragement to the victims of the Tohoku-Pacific earthquake, internationally renowned contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami, has asked artists around the world to joinhim  in uploading artwork to Twitter’s affiliated image posting sites. As Murakami notes, "The response to this project has already been tremendous, with both drawings and messages of encouragement pouring in."

Correction: Takashi Murakami ORIGINAL ONE-OFF Sculpture by Mike Leavitt

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The best part of Mike Leavitt's new original sculpture of famed Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami, is that it comes with removable glasses and articulating ponytail. That is detail that makes a one-off 10" sculpture something to get. Bigger views after the jump . . .

Royal/T presents "Facemaker" featuring Eric Yahnker, Ben Jones

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 21, 2011
Kathy Grayson at The Hole Gallery in NYC is curating a show at Royal/T in Culver City, California, FACEMAKER, featuring “works from contemporary young artists including the title piece by Ben Jones, in addition to Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, Eric Yahnker, Jane Moseley, Olaf Breuning, Carroll Dunham, David Shrigley, and Gary Webb, and the show will explore interpretations of the most universal element of human perception: the face..” More after the jump . . .

The Macy’s Murakamis are here

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 25, 2010
Today, if you are up early enough and like to watch parades, contemporary art's very own Takashi Murakami will have a major role in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy's themselves have been trying to have Murakami's Kaikai and Kiki characters in the form of inflatable balloons over the streets of Manhattan for years, and we are happy for the determination to get the Japanese artist to commit. More pictures, courtesy of the NY Times, after the jump . . .

Takashi Murakami at Gagosian Gallery in Rome

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Making a note of the most famous contemporary artists working today, Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is on that short list. Murakami will be taking his international recognition to one of the world's premier private gallery properties, Gagosian Gallery in Rome on November 13, 2010.
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