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.

Murakami’s Kaikai and Kiki Join Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 05, 2010
Expect more than Mickey and SpongeBob at this year’s 84th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Organizers have invited Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai and Kiki characters along for the ride.
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