Born in Tokyo, Japan, 1962
BFA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Traditional
Japanese Painting (Nihon-ga), Tokyo, Japan
MFA, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
PhD, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY
Galerie Perrotin, New York, NY
Change the Rule!, Gagosian, Hong Kong
Murakami by Murakami, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MCA Chicago, Chicago, IL; traveled to Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX
Takashi Murakami's Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics, Towada Art Center, Aomori, Japan
Lineage of Eccentrics, Ann and Graham Gund Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Under the Radiation Falls, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
The Deep End of the Universe, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
Art Projects Ibiza, Lune Rouge, Ibiza Gran Hotel, HEART (exhibition at four venues), Ibiza, Spain
Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Ensō (Pop-up show organized by Galerie Perrotin), Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Arhat Cycle, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
Takashi in Superflat Wonderland, Plateau, Seoul, Korea
Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China
Arhat, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Flowers and Skulls, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Murakami: Ego, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar
Homage to Yves Klein, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
Murakami Versailles, The Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Takashi Murakami’s“I Love Prints And So I Make Them,” Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami, Picture of Fate: I Am But a Fisherman Who Angles In the Darkness of His Mind, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Takashi Murakami Paints Self-Portraits, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Davy Jones’ Tear, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Prints "My First Art" Series, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Oval Buddha, 590 Madison, New York, NY
© Murakami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Jellyfish Eyes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILTranquility of the Heart Torment of the Flesh - Open Wide the Eye of the Heart, and Nothing is Invisible, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Limited/Unlimited, 34 Long Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
The Pressure Point of Painting, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Samurai, Tokyo, Japan
Kaikai Kiki Exhibition, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Takashi Murakami Print show, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
T1: Takashi Murakami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Installation at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
Post and After, Brandise University, Randallstown, MD
Satoeri Ko2 Chan, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Inochi, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Reversed Double Helix, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Superflat Monogram, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Superflat Monogram, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Takashi Murakami, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France; traveled to Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Takashi Murakami: summon monsters? open the door? heal? or die?, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Made in Japan, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Takashi Murakami: Mushroom, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Takashi Murakami: WINK, Grand Central Station, New York, NY
Kaikai Kiki, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Takashi Murakami: Second Mission Project Ko2,P.S.1, New York, NY Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
727, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Kaikai Kiki: Superflat, Issey Miyake Men, Tokyo, Japan
Shinsaibashi Parco, White Cube Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Takashi Murakami: The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Takashi Murakami: DOB’s Adventures in Wonderland, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Superflat, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Takashi Murakami: Love and DOB, Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
Murakami Takashi - PATRON, Marunuma Art Park, Asaka, Japan
Back Beat, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Super Flat and Back Beat 2, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Moreover, DOB Raise His Hand, Saghacho Bis, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Hiropon Project Koko-Pity, Sakurako Jet Airplane Nos. 1-6, Feature Inc., New York, NY
Takashi Murakami, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Takashi Murakami: 727 - To Dream of Bombay, Art Space HAP, Hiroshima, Japan
Takashi Murakami, State University of New York at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Takashi Murakami, Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Sculpture and Paintings,Feature, Inc., New York, NY
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY
Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
Takashi Murakami: 727, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Konnichiwa, Mr. DOB, Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka, Japan
727, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Takashi Murakami: A Very Merry Unbirthday, To You, To Me!, Ginza Komatsu, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Takashi Murakami: Crazy Z, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Niji, Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Mr. Doomsday Balloon, Yngtingagatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden
Azami, Kikyou, Ominaeshi, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Fujisan, Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
Which is Tomorrow? - Fall In Love -, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami, Nasubi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakam: A Very Merry Unbirthday!, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Takashi Murakami: A Romantic Evening, Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan
Wild, Wild, Rontgen Kunst Institut von Katsuya Ikeuchi Gallery AG, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Doctor of Fine Arts Final Exhibition, Art Gallery at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
One Night Exhibition 8.23, Rontgen Kunst Institut von Katsuya Ikeuchi Gallery AG, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami, Gallery Aries, Tokyo, Japan
I Am Against Being For It, Hosomi Gallery Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition L'Espoir: Takashi Murakami, Gallery Ginza Surugadai, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: New Works, Cafe Tiens!, Tokyo, Japan
Future History, Gagosian, London, UK
TECHNICOLOR 2, Gagosian, Paris, France
57th October Salon: The Marvellous Cacophony, Belgrade, Serbia
Wild Life, organized by Jeff Fleming, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Takahashi Collection, Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamato City, Japan
Expected: Cool Japan, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden, Netherlands
UNPACKING: The Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Flower Power, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA
Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan
FLOWER STORIES, The Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT
Juxtapoz x Superflat, Pivot Art + Culture, Seattle, WA
Juxtapoz x Superflat, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
Sprayed: Works From 1929 to 2015, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Takahashi Collection: Mirror Neuron, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
G I R L: Curated by Pharrell Williams, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Takahashi Collection 2014: Mindfulness!, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Dirge: Reflections on [Life and] Death, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Making Links: 25 Years, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
In All Cases: A Collection Selection, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Intellectual Game, Shanghai Xintiandi Culture Festival, Shanghai, China
Re: Quest―Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, traveled to the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan; section 1: Reality/Ordinary World, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Battleground States, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
Il mondo vi appartiene (The World Belongs to You), Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
A History of Edition: Duchamp, Beuys, Murakami, Galerie Perrotin, Paris
Surfaces of Everyday Life: Postwar and Contemporary Masters from Ai Weiwei to Andy Warhol, Ikkan Art Gallery, Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore
Future Pass: From Asia to the World, 54th Esposizione Internazionale d’Art, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
Multiple Choice, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Pop Life: Art in a Material World, National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, ON, Canada
John Armleder, Tauba Auerbach, Hernan Bas, Matthew Day Jackson, Bernard Frize, Mark Grotjahn, Sergej Jensen, Bharti Kher, Adam McEwen, Olivier Mosset, Takashi Murakami, R.H. Quaytman, Claude Rutault, Lee Ufan, Piotr Uklanski, Martin Wohr, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Sexual Transcendence,Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Sold Out: The Artist in the Age of Pop, Tate Modern, London, England
Mapping the Studio, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
VRAOUM!, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Louis Vuitton and the Passion for Creation, Hong-Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Un Certain État du Monde? A Selection of Works From Francois Pinault Foundation Collection, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia
Hi & Lo, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Encounters,Pace Wildenstein, Beijing, China
For What You Are About to Receive, Gagosian/Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia
Agency: Art and Advertising, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY
Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Comic Abstraction, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Disorder in the House, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
My 2007, Colette, Paris, France
RADAR, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Spank The Monkey, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
The Francois-Pinault Collection, a Post-Pop Selection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
10th Anniversary, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Agnes Hotel Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan
Dragon Veins,University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
Exhibition of Collected Works: Secret Base, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Aichi, Japan
INFINITE PAINTING – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
Invisible Landscape, Lund City Museum, Lund, Sweden
Japan vs. Art: Contemporary Art and Nihon-ga from Taikan Yokoyama and Seiho Takeuchi to Takashi Murakami, Osaka City Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Mass Production: Artists’ Multiples and the Marketplace, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
POPulence, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Selections from the Logan Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Sellout, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Surprise, Surprise, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Where are we going? Selections from the François Pinault Collection,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
T1: Triennial Three museums: The Pantagruel Syndrome, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea; and GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy
Colours and Trips, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; traveled to Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany
Ecstasy: In & About Altered States, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS Aarhus Kunst, Aarhus, Denmark
Japan POP, Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Kaikai Kiki exhibition, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Translation, Palais de Toyo, Paris, France
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, NY Moving Energies, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
POPulence, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX; traveled to Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Post and After, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art, Marfa, Texas
Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art, 1880 to the Present Highlights from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York,Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Monument to Now, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Walker Without Walls, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Galerie Perrotin, Miami, FL
Funny Cuts, Stuttgart Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Floating Worlds, Beacon Cultural Foundation, Beacon, NY
Popular, Pop, and Post-pop, Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Happiness, Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Supernova: Art of the 1990's from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; traveled to The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Painting Pictures: Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittura/Painting: Rauschenberg to Murakami 1964-2003, Museo Correr, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Pulp Art: Vamps Villains and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection,Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
POPJack: Warhol to Murakami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Aya Takano, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Out of the Box: 20th Century Print Portfolios, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Reality Check: Painting in the Exploded Field, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MOMA QNS, Queens, New York, NY
The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
The Japanese Experience – Inevitable, Das Museum der Moderne Salzberg, Salzburg, Austria; Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Germany
Art in the 'Toon Age, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Made in Asia?, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Form Follows Fiction, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
Mr., Tam Ochiai, Hirosgrohi Sugito, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Masahiko Kuwahara, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Takashi Murakami/Yoshitomo Nara, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Beau Monde: Toward A Redeemed Cosmopolitanism, Site Santa Fe Fourth International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Un art populaire, Foundation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris, France
JAM: Tokyo London, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Public Offerings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
My Reality: The Culture of Anime, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; traveled to Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Superflat, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Casino 2001, 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Under Pressue, Swiss Institute, New York, NY
The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood gImagery from the Logan Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
After Dreams, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; traveled to Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland
Gendai: Japanese Contemporary Art: Between the Body and Space, Center For Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Twisted: Urban and visionary landscapes in contemporary painting, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Pleasure Zone, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
'00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Balls, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, P.S.1, Brooklyn, NY; traveled to Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; and Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Super Flat, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Colour Me Blind!, Stadtische Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Munster/Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Let's Entertain, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; traveled to Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; and St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
5th Biennial d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, Partage D'exotismes, Lyon, France
Continental Shift, Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
One Heart, One World, United Nations, New York, NY
Murakami-Manetas,Newsantandrea, Savona, Pinksummer, Genova, Italy
Marianne Boesky, New York, NY
Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Colour me blind! Painting in times of comics and computer games, Wuttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO
Japan Zero Era, Mito Art Tower, Mito, Japan
New Modernism for a New Millennium, Works By Contemporary Asian Artists From The Logan Collection, Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
LEGO DELUXE-LEG EXHIBITION,Shibuya Parco, Tokyo, Japan
Ground Zero Japan, Contemporary Art Center, Ibaraki, Japan
Balloon Art Festival, Shizuoko Perfectural Convention & Art Center, Shizuoka, Japan
PLEASURE DOME, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY
Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in the 1990s, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Tastes and Pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990s,National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Ero Pop Christmas, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
50 Years of Japanese Lifestyle Postwar Fashion and Design, Ustunomi Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan
Biennale d’art Contemporain de Noumea,Noumea, New Caledonia
The Manga Age, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Donaiyanen! Et Maintenant!: la creation contemporaine au Japon,Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, Paris, France
Art is Fun 9: Hand Craft and Time Craft,Hara Museum Arc, Gunma, Japan
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
People, Places, Things,Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Fluffy,Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada; traveled to Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
Abstract Painting, Once Removed, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; traveled to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Ero Pop Tokyo, George's, Los Angeles, CA
Need For Speed, Grazer Kunstverein, Vienna, Austria
Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The Future of Cities,Weiner Secession, Vienna, Austria; traveled to Musee d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; and P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
Hiropon Show '97: Tokyo Underground Visual Show, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
Flying Buttress Please, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Singularity in Plurality, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohoma, Japan
Super Body, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Japan today kunst Photograph Design,MAK—Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
Tokyo Pop, The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Ironic Fantasy, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Romper Room,Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
The Time of the Pleasure of Art: Art for the Hearts of Children, Isetan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The 39th Annual Yasui Prize Exhibition, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Asia-Pacific Triennial 1996,Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Incidental Alterations: P.S.1 Studio Artists 1994-95, The Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
Transculture, 46th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; traveled to Benesse House, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Blind Beach, Art Space Hap, Hiroshima, Japan
Japan Today, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; traveled to Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
Cutting Up, Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY
Shinjuku Syonen Art, Shinjuku Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan
Lest We Forget: On Nostalgia, The Gallery at Takashimaya, New York, NY
VOCA '94, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Youthful Time of Japanese Nihon-ga Artists from Taikan and Shunso to DOB,Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan
Artists in Yokohama 94, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
Open Air ’94: Out of Bounds, Benesse House Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Malaria Art Show, Vol. 1, February 1st Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Artists' Shop '93, Sai Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Malaria Art Show, Vol. 4, Decorative, Tokyo, Japan
Nakamura and Murakami: Nicaf ’93, Aoi Gallery, Tokyo
The Ginbuart, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
00 Collaboration, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
Art Today '93, "Neo Japanology, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
Beyond Nihon-ga: An Aspect of Contemporary Japanese Paintings,Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Exhibition for Exhibitions, Kyoto Shijo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
Artists' Shop '92, Sai Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nicaf Artfair, Yokohama, Japan
Floating Gallery Vol. 1, Tsukishima Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan
1st Transart Annual "Painting/Crossing", Bellini Hill Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Nakamura and Murakami, Space Ozone, Seoul, Korea
Nakamura and Murakami, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Anomaly, Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo, Japan
Tama Vivant '92, Seed Hall, Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo, Japan
Nakamura and Murakami, Metaria Square Hotel, Osaka, Japan
Jan Hoet in Tsurugi, Tsurugi-cho, Ishikawa, Japan
Jan Hoet's Vision, Art Gallery Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Graduation Exhibition,Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
Seeds Sown in Shigaraki, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Art Museum, Yokohama, Japan
Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop, Blum & Poe, New York, NY
Kazunori Hamana, Yuji Ueda, and Otani Workshop, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
A Nightmare is a Dream Come True: Anime Expressionist Painting, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture, Japan Society, New York, NY
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Chiho Aoshima, Mr. and Aya Takano, Galerie Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY
Coloriage, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France
Hiropon Show, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
SUPERFLAT, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
SUPERFLAT, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Aya Takano Solo Exhibition: Hot Banana Fudge, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon 32.80, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show, Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Hiropon Show, George’s, Los Angeles, CA
Tokyo Girls Bravo, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Solo Exhibition: Oh-Edo Kunoichi Ninpocho, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
Ero Pop Tokyo, George’s, Los Angeles, CA
Aya Takano Solo Exhibition: God is Coming, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show, Kanazawa College of Arts Manken Gallery, Ishikawa, Japan
Hiropon Show, Iwataya Z-SIDE W<, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Sex, NAS Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
Mr. Solo Exhibition: Frone & Perrine, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
PICO 2 SHOW, Saga-cho bis, Tokyo, Japan
Awards and Grants
Heisei 17 (56th) Educational Minister Rookie of the Year, Awarded by the Agency for Cultural Affairs for the Advancement of Art
Best Thematic Museum Show in New York, AICA USA
11th AMD Awards, Prize of Recognition
Japan Society Imajiné Award
Les Compagnons du Beaujolais, Honorary Knighthood
Tag Heuer Business Award
Special Award, 46th Japan Fashion Editor Club (FEC) Awards
Visiting Professor, School of Art and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, P.S. 1 International Studio Program
Projects and Collaborations
Comme des Garçons
Darling, Michael, ed. Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg. New York: Skira Rizzoli Publications; Chicago: Museum of Contemporary Art; Tokyo: Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., 2017.
Kvaran, Gunnar B. Murakami by Murakami. Oslo: Astrup Fearnley Museet; Tokyo: Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., 2017.
Mori Art Museum, ed. Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats. Tokyo: Heibonsha. 2016.
Stephenson, Sarah, ed. Art in Unexpected Places II. Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum; Aspen Skiing Company, 2016.
Suzuki, Yoshio, et al., eds. Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection. Tokyo: Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., 2016.
Hudson, Suzanne. Painting Now. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Reich, Megan Lykins. Dirge: Reflections on [Life and] Death. Cleveland: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.
Tsuji, Nobuo and Takashi Murakami. Battle Royal!: Japanese Art History. Tokyo: Shinchosha, 2014.
Furuichi, Yasuko and Juri Murakami. Re: Quest - Japanese Contemporary Art Since the 1970s. Tokyo: Japan Foundation, 2013.
Gioni, Massimiliano. Murakami: Ego. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2012.
Rosenthal, Mark, Marla Prather, Ian Alteveer, and Rebecca Lowery. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.
Chiu, Melissa, and Benjamin Genocchio, eds. Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2011.
Favell, Adrian. Before and After Superflat: A Short History of Japanese Contemporary Art, 1990-2011. Hong Kong: Blue Kingfisher, 2011.
Flint, Lucy, and Nikki Bruno Clapper, eds. Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection. Dayton, Ohio: Dayton Art Institute, 2011.
Petry, Michael. The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship. London: Thames & Hudson, 2011.
Barral, Xavier, and Laurent Le Bon, ed. Murakami Versailles. Paris : Editions Xavier Barral, 2010.
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Karnes, Andrea. Pretty Baby. Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2007.
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Jensen, Mona. Fairy Tales Forever: Homage to H.C. Andersen. Aarhus, Denmark: ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 2005.
Köhn, Stephan, and Martina Schönbein. Facetten der japanischen Populär- und Medienkultur 1. Germany: Harrassowitz, 2005.
Murakami, Takashi. Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture. New York: Japan Society; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.
Nakas, Kassandra. Funny Cuts: Cartoons and Comics in Contemporary Art. Bielefeld: Kerber; Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 2005.
Pagel, David. POPulence. Houston, TX: Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the Univeristy of Houston, 2005.
Schimmel, Paul. Ecstasy: In and About Altered States. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.
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Siegel, Katy, and Paul Mattick. Art Works: Money. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2004.
Ebony, David, Jane Harris, Frances Richard, Martha Schwendener, Sarah Valdez and Linda Yablonsky. Curve: The Female Nude Now. New York: Universe Publishing, 2003.
Grynsztein, Madeleine, ed. Supernova: Art of the 1990’s from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New York: D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, 2003.
Kitagawa, Yujin, and Takashi Murakami. Keba Keba. Asaka, Japan: Kaikai Kiki, 2003.
Bayrle, Thomas. Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting. London; New York: Phaidon, 2002.
Brehm, Margrit. The Japanese Experience – Inevitable. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2002.
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Fogle, Douglas. Painting at the Edge of the World. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2001.
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50 Years of Japanese Life Style, Postwar Fashion & Design. Utsunomiya, Japan: Utsunomiya Museum of Art, 1998.
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The 33rd Artists Today: Exhibition: Singularity in Plurality. Yokohama City, Japan: Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, 1997.
Noever, Peter and Jessica Beer. Japan Today: Kunst Fotografie Design. Wein: MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, 1997.
Ironic Fantasy: Another World by Five Contemporary Artists. Miyagi, Japan: Miyagi Museum of Art, 1996.
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Articles and Reviews
Casimiro, Miguel. "Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg." Independent.org, August 22, 2017.
Da, Mengna. "The Many Arms of Takashi Murakami's Career."Hyperallergic, September 21, 2017.
Deitch, Jeffrey. "Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg." Artforum.com, May 2017.
Devi, Nirmala. "Previewed: Takashi Murakami at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow." ArtReview Asia (Autumn 2017): 32.
Inozemtseva, Katya. "Takashi Murakami: Under the Radiation Falls -- Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow." Garage Magazine 13.
Jansen, Charlotte. "Pot Luck: Takashi Murakami's Vast Ceramics Collection Goes on Display in Japan." Wallpaper, April 5, 2017.
Abrams, Amah-Rose. "7 Quotes From Takashi Murakami on His 54th Birthday." ArtnetNews, February 1, 2016.
Forrest, Nicholas. "Takashi Murakami's Magical Musings at Galerie Perrotin Paris." Blouin Artinfo, September 13, 2016. "Great Tokyo Walks." Time Out (Tokyo), April 8, 2016.
Ikegami, Hiroko. Review of Takashi Murakami. Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. Artforum 54, no. 6 (February 2016): 232-233.
"Interview: Takashi Murakami on Superflat Collection." Bijutsu Techo Special Issue (Spring 2016): 136–141.
Keke, Du. "Best of 2016." Artforum 55, no. 4 (December 2016): 213.
Landauro, Inti. "Zen and the Art of Takashi Murakami." Wall Street Journal, September 13, 2016.
Laster, Paul. "Armory Edition: 22 Things to Do in New York's Art World Before March 7."Observer.com, March 1, 2016.
Lothar, Marcus. "Curated by Takashi Murakami, Exhibition of Japanese Contemporary Ceramics Comes to Blum and Poe New York." Widewalls, March 2, 2016.
Murakami, Takashi. "Takashi Murakami on the Art of Collecting Art." T: The New York Times Style Magazine, February 14, 2016, M2120.
Pricco, Evan. “The New Superflat.” Juxtapoz (September 2016): 50-59. Reed, Robert. "The Other Side of Takashi Murakami." Japan News, March 23, 2016.
Roazen, Ben. "Takashi Murakami Curates an Exhibition of Japanese Ceramics." Hypebeast, March 2, 2016.
Rosen, Miss. "Takashi Murakami Curates New Generation of Japanese Ceramicists." CraveOnline.com, Marchi 19, 2016.
Schley, Matt. "Interview: Takashi Murakami." Time Out (Tokyo), March 29, 2016.
Silberman, Lindsay. " Pharrell Williams on Takashi Murakami, Finding Inspiration, and the Funky Bed He's Lusting After."Architectural Digest, November 18, 2016.
Soler, Francesca. "Japanese Art Superstar Takashi Murakami Curates a New Generation of Japanese Ceramicists." We-Heart.com, March 2016.
Sugihara, Tamaki. "Zen: Takashi Murakami." Bijutsu Techo 1044, vol. 68 (November 2016): 62-71.
Swenson, Eric Minh. "Takashi Murakami and the Art of ComplexCon." The Huffington Post, November 22, 2016.
"Takashi Curates." Interview with Takashi Murakami. NeueJournal, March 23, 2016.
"Takashi Murakami on Superflat Collection." Translated by Yuko Sakata. Bijutsu Techo Special Issue (Spring 2016): 136-141.
Tran, John L. "Takashi Murakami Collects More Than Just His Thoughts."Japan Times, February 16, 2016.
Wee, Darryl. "5 Essential Japanese Artists." BlouinArtInfo, March 24, 2016.
Wee, Darryl. "Takashi Murakami Produces Visuals for 'Godzilla Resurgence.'" Blouin ArtInfo, June 27, 2016.
Wee, Darryl. "Top 10 Exhibitions in Asia for February 2016." BlouinArtInfo, February 4, 2016.
Wong, Elana. "Fresh Taste: Takashi Murakami and NEXT5 Releases Limited Edition Sake." Wallpaper, July 8, 2016.
Arambarri, Laura Ferrer. "Murakami: Ibiza en el Olimpo del Arte." Diario de Ibiza, July 10, 2015.
Caro. "Takashi Murakami Exhibits New Paintings and Sculptures in Ibiza, Spain." Hi-Fructose Magazine, July 13, 2015.
Cascone, Sarah. “Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes to Headline Film at Art Basel in Basel.” Artnet.com, April 28, 2015.
"Cirque Du Soleil Billionaire's Arty Ibizan Idyll." Art Newspaper, August 4, 2015.
D'Arcy, David. "A Chat With Superstar Takashi Murakami, Dressed as a Jellfyfish (Him, Not Us)." Observer.com, July 14, 2015.
D'Arcy, David. "Murakami Reveals Surprise Debt to Anselm Kiefer." Art Newspaper, August 27, 2015.
"Exposición De Takashi Murakami en Ibiza." Es Japón (Spain/Japan), August 12, 2015.
Freeman, Nate. “Murakami on the Shore: The Art World Goes to Ibiza.” W Magazine, June 26, 2015.
Gelt, Jessica. "Filling L.A.'s New Broad Museum Is an Art in Itself." Los Angeles Times, July 6, 2015.
Harris, Gareth. "The Ibiza Art Circus." Financial TImes, July 31, 2015.
Hipes, Patrick. " Takashi Murakami’s Feature Debut ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ Acquired by Janus Films." Deadline.com, June 21, 2015.
Horton, Robert. "Jellyfish Eyes: Something Less Than Museum-Quality, from Takashi Murakami." Seattle Weekly, August 18, 2015.
Hubert, Craig. "Q&A: Takashi Murakami on His Debut Film, “Jellyfish Eyes." Blouinartinfo.com, July 15, 2015.
Israel, Katrina. "5 Minutes with Takashi Murakami on His New 'Superflat' Vans Collaboration." Wallpaper, June 23, 2015.
“Japanese Ceramic Exhibition at Blum & Poe.” Juxtapoz, September 29, 2015.
Juzwiak, Rich " Talking About Monsters, Children, and Movies with Takashi Murakami." Gawker.com, July 15, 2015.
Lee, Andrew. "Takashi Murakami: A Reluctant Homecoming." Japan Times, November 19, 2015.
Luk, Jonathan. "Go Inside Takashi Murakami's Two New Tokyo Exhibitions." Highsnobiety.com (New York), November 6, 2015.
"Lune Rouge Ibiza: An Art Renaissance." Ibiza Spotlight (Spain), August 19, 2015.
Kordic, Angie. “Takashi Murakami and his Monumental Cycle ‘The 500 Arhats’ Coming to Mori Art Museum in Japan.” Widewalls, October, 2015.
Mackey, Chloe. "Fête the Jellyfish Eyes Premiere in Style." Opening Ceremony (Culture blog), July 10, 2015.
Maeda, Kyoji. "Religion Unexpectedly Enters Murakami's Vision." Japan News, January 13, 2015.
Martorell, Carlos. "Ibiza: Nuevas Galerias y Locales." Hola, July 21, 2015.
Mason, Brook. “Ibiza Takeover: Blum & Poe Stage Pop-Up Exhibition of Takashi Murakami’s Recent Work.” Wallpaper, July 2, 2015.
Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena. "Takashi Murakami's 'InstaMeet' at Gagosian Attracts Thousands." Artnet, January 19, 2015.
Neustein, Andrea, and Takashi Murakami. "At the Forefront of the New York Art Scene: Dialogue: Takashi Murakami x Andrea Neustein." Bijutsu Techō 67 no. 1027 (September 2015): 166-175.
Ng, David. “Takashi Murakami Coming to Ibiza, Thanks to Guy Laliberte.” Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2015.
Ollman, Leah. “Humble Ceramics in a Stunning Installation at Blum & Poe.” Los Angeles Times, September 27, 2015.
Onishi, Wakato. "Takashi Murakami Has Come." Asahi Shinbum (evening ed.), January 7, 2015.
Peterson, Spencer. "Ibiza Welcomes Takashi Murakami's Pop Art." Travel+Leisure, July 6, 2015.
Pilling, David. "Lunch with the FT: Takashi Murakami." Financial Times (Life & Arts), June 19, 2015.
Ponsford, Matthew. “Murakami’s Voyage to Ibiza: Can Art’s Boundary-Breaker Get Ravers to a Gallery?” CNN (Style), July 1, 2015.
Pricco, Evan. “Takashi Murakami.” Juxtapoz, no. 174 (July 2015): 48-61.
Reed, Robert. ""Murakami's The 500 Arhats Debuts in Tokyo: New Works by Superstar Artist Also on Display." Japan News, November 11, 2015.
Romano, Elyse. "Step Inside the Colourful World of Takashi Murakami's Tokyo Exhibitions." D'Marge (Australia), November 7, 2015.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Takashi Murakami: ‘In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow.’” New York Times, January 8, 2015.
Smith, Roberta. "Review: ‘Jellyfish Eyes,’ a Children’s Film from Takashi Murakami." New York Times, July 14, 2015.
Song, Sandra. "Takashi Murakami Talks His Creepy-Kawaii Film 'Jellyfish Eyes.'" Paper, July 20, 2015.
"Takashi Murakami with Blum & Poe in Ibiza, Spain." Juxtapoz, July 15, 2015.
"Takashi Murakami." Wall Street International, July 31, 2015.
"Takashi Murakami's 6HP Six Hearts Princess Gets TV Anime." Anime News Network, January 18, 2015.
Valentine, Colton. "Inside the Kids' Movie That Takes on Post-Nuclear Disaster Japan." Huffington Post, July 20, 2015.
Wang, Nadya. "A Showcase of the World's Top Blue-chip Artists: Blue Ballers." ArtRepublik, no. 6 (Mar-Jun 2015): 162.
Wee, Darryl. “Preview: Takashi Murakami’s ‘The 500 Arhats’ at Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.” BlouinArtInfo.com, September 22, 2015.
Wee, Daryl. "Takashi Murakami to Hold Solo Show in Ibiza." Blouinartinfo.com, June 16, 2015.
Westall, Mark. “Takashi Murakami Does Ibiza This Summer.” FAD.com, May 19, 2015.
“Works by Murakami, Kusama at the Broad.” Rafu Shimpo, October 8, 2015.
Wu, Su. “Zen Garden: Takashi Murakami brings a selection of Japanese ceramics to LA.” Wallpaper, September 21, 2015.
Adam, Georgina. "Takashi Murakami's Debut Sci-fi Film." Financial Times, May 2, 2014.
“Artist Takashi Murakami on Making his Dark, ‘Murakamiesque’ Children’s Film, Jellyfish Eyes.” Details.com, May 9, 2014.
Binlot, Ann. "In a New Show, Takashi Murakami Visits the Dark Side." T Magazine (blog), November 10, 2014.Brown, Laura. "Murakami Loves Fashion." Harper's Bazaar, no. 3621 (March 2014): 480-87.
Cascone, Sarah. "Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes Is a Balm for Tsunami Trauma." Artnet.com, June 2, 2014.
Charlier, Emmanuelle. “Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes.” Screendaily.com, May 7, 2014.
Clark, Kelby. "20 Reasons Takashi Murakami Is the Man." Complex.com, May 31, 2014.
Crow, Kelly. "Takashi Murakami Brings His Darker Works to New York." Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2014.
Davis, Ben. "Takashi Murakami Enters His Skull Period at Gagosian." Artnet, November 13, 2014.
Farago, Jason. "Takashi Murakami Review: A Welcome Return to a More Disturbing Style." Guardian (US ed.), November 11, 2014.
Gamerman, Ellen. “Takashi Murakami’s First Film ‘Jellyfish Eyes,’ Opens in the U.S.” Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2014.
Gassmann, Gay. "A Sneak Peek at a New Exhibition Co-curated by Pharrell." T Magazine (blog), April 30, 2014.
Helfand, Glen. "Takashi Murakami: Mememe no kurage (Jellyfish Eyes), 2013." SFAQ, no. 17 (August-October 2014): 86-87.
Israel, Matthew. "Takashi Murakami After Tōhoku." Huffington Post, October 22, 2014.
Iyer, Pico. "Takashi Murakami's Smiley Faces on a Mushroom Cloud." Huffington Post, May 5, 2014.
Jones, Justin. "Takashi Murakami's Art From Disaster." Daily Beast, November 11, 2014
Kang, Jay Caspian. "Takashi Murakami on Making Art After the Tsunami." New York Times, December 5, 2014.
Kusumi, Kiyoshi, Kodai Nakahara, Takashi Murakami, and Kenji Yanobe. “Documentation of the Japan Media Arts Festival Symposium, Roundtable Discussion, ‘The Present Situation of Pop/Neo-pop.’” Bijutsu Techo 66, no. 1002 (April 2014): 89-104.
Lescaze, Zoe. "Something Fishy Going on Here: Takashi Murakami Debuts 'Jellyfish Eyes' Movie in New York." Galleristny.com. June 3, 2014.
Lopez, John. "Takashi Murakami Brings the Bizarre Back to DTLA." Huffington Post, May 8, 2014.
McGarry, Kevin. “Now Screening: Takashi Murakami Makes a Movie.” T Magazine (blog), May 15, 2014.
Miranda, Caroline. "Q&A: Takashi Murakami Talks Monsters, Movies and Fukushima." Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2014.
Morgan, Kendall. "Prolific Pop Artist Takashi Murakami on 'Jellyfish Eyes' and Being Detested in Japan." Culture Map (Dallas), May 2, 2014.
Pasori, Cedar. "Takashi Murakami Examines Disaster in His New Film, 'Jellyfish Eyes.'" Complex.com, June 5, 2014.
Pasori, Cedar. “Watch Pharrell as an Anime Character in the Remix Video for Takashi Murakami’s ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ Theme Song.” Complex Art + Design, May 13, 2014.
Rao, Mallika. "Takashi Murakami's 'Land of the Dead' Lives Up to Its Terrifying Name." Huffington Post, November 12, 2014.
Rao, Mallika. “Anime Pharrell (and His Hat) Star in New Takashi Murakami Music Video.” Huffington Post, May 15, 2014.
Rao, Mallika. "The Post-tsunami Japanese Movie Imagines a Terrifying World after Nuclear Devastation." Huffington Post, April 29, 2014.
Rosenthal, Emerson. “Pharrell Goes Anime in This Remix Video for Takashi Murakami’s ‘Jellyfish Eyes.’” Creators Project (blog), May 13, 2014.
Shapiro, Bee. "Chasing Demons." Cultured, Winter 2014, 224-25.
Shokry, Youssef. "Murakami's Debut Film Delights Viewers with 3-D Animation and Live-action Coming-of-age Tale." Daily Californian, June 11, 2014.
Simpson, Ashley. "Takashi Murakami Makes a Monster Fantasy to Fight Social Anxiety." Style.com, June 5, 2014.
Strange, Adario. "Post-disaster Angst Fuels Japanese Pop Artist's Tablet-focused Works." Mashable.com, November 11, 2014.
Swanson, Carl. "Takashi Murakami Gives a Tour of His Nuclear-Meltdown Work." Vulture.com, November 18, 2014.
"Takashi Murakami Speaks About His Latest Spectacular Gagosian Show." Artnet, November 21, 2014.
Wyrick, Christopher. "Artist Takashi Murakami Talks New Film, Visit to L.A. and Lover for 'Star Wars' (Q&A)." Hollywood Reporter, May 27, 2014.
Adegoke, Yomi. "Takashi Murakami." XXY Magazine, viewed May 2, 2013.
"An Animation MV for '6♥Princess by Takashi Murakami for Shu Uemura' Revealed!" Tokyo Girls Update, October 7, 2013.
"Anime News: Takashi Murakami Premieres Film, Holds Solo Exhibit in Los Angeles." Asahi Shimbun, April 26, 2013.
"Art and Beauty Collide: You've Got to See Takashi Murakami's Pretty Makeup Collection." Instyle.com, September 24, 2013.
Bahrenburg, Genevieve. "Cultural Exchange: Takashi Murakami Takes on L.A. - Plus, His Favorite Spots." Vogue.com, April 12, 2013.
Baker, E. "Hong Kong: Takashi Murakami at Galerie Perrotin." Artobserved.com, July 2, 2013.
Bellman, Erica. "Takashi Murakami Transcends." Interviewmagazine.com, April 15, 2013.
Brown, Laura. "Murakami's Monster Magic." Harpersbazaar.com, November 5, 2013.
Brunswick, Alexis. "Takashi Murakami's California Dreams." Style.com, April 12, 2013.
Chow, Vivienne. "Social Rules Can Unlock 'Hidden Youth.'" South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), March 30, 2013.
Cowles, Charlotte. "Murakami Fur Ball Cavorts with Angela Lindvall." NYmag.com, November 5, 2013.
Creahan, Daniel. "Takashi Murakami: 'Arhat' at Blum and Poe Gallery through May 25th 2013." Art Observed, May 11, 2013.
Crowley, Evvie. "Monster's Ball: Takashi Murakami Debuts His First Film at LACMA." Vogue.com, April 9, 2013.
D’Arenberg, Diana. “Takashi Murakami: Contemporary-Art Pop Star.” Tatler (Hong Kong), February 20, 2013.
Emshey, Lori-Lee. "Harper's Bazaar Stars Takashi Murakami's Monsters." Daily Beast, November 5, 2013.
Finkel, Jori. "Takashi Murakami on 'Jellyfish Eyes,' His New Monster Movie." Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2013.
Fragen, Fünf. "Japaner haben in fast allen Bereichen aufgegeben." Monopol, March 11, 2013.
Goldman, Edward. "In the Art Ring: Newcomer Artist vs. Heavyweight Champion." KCRW.com, April 16, 2013.
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Huang, Lijie. "Murakami Not Opening Gallery Here." Asia One (Singapore), July 4, 2013.
Kojima, Yayoi. "Talking to Murakami Takashi at Oz Zingaro: What Is the Thrill of Buying Art?" Bijutsu Techo 65, no. 982 (April 2013): 14-23.
Lee, Woo-Young. "Takashi Murakami Has It All." Star Online (Malaysia), July 4, 2013.
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"Large-scale Exhibition for Takashi Murakami and Movie Premiere of 'Mememe no Kurage' Held in LA." Otaku Mode, May 9, 2013.
Lu Stout, Kristie. “CNN Interview with Takashi Murakami: Part 2 of 2.” YouTube video, 8:54, from an interview televised by CNN on January 13, 2013, posted by “JayArgonaut,” January 18, 2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyWxtGppswo.
Martin, Claire. "Tokyo Pop." Wall Street Journal Magazine, September 2013, 20.
Murakami, Takashi. "Takashi Murakami: Flowers & Skulls." Gagosian (November 2012-January 2013): 30-37.
McCall, Tyler. "Laura Brown Treats Takashi Murakami's Monsters to In 'N Out Burger for Harper's Bazaar." Fashionista.com, November 8, 2013.
Miyamura, Noriko, ed. Enjoy! Contemporary Art! Tokyo: Yosensha, 2013.
Ohanesian, Liz. "Takashi Murakami's New Culver City Show Includes Monks, Skulls, Flowers, Manga Character and More." LAWeekly.com, April 15, 2013.
Pagel, David. "Takashi Murakami Captivates at Blum & Poe." Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2013.
Recinos, Eva. "Takashi Murakami Premiered His Very Weird First Feature Film at LACMA Last Night." LA Weekly, April 9, 2013.
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Shoji, Kaori. "Murakami's 'Jellyfish Eyes' Blends Kawaii and Creepy into a Postquake Critique." Japan Times, April 26, 2013.
Shuangjie, Sun. "The Great Equalizer." Global Times (Shanghai), June 23, 2013.
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Tylevich, Katya. "Takashi Murakami: Healing Powers." Nowness.com, June 4, 2013.
Wagley, Catherine. "Now Showing: Takashi Murakami." T Magazine (blog), April 18, 2013.
Wee, Darryl Jingwen. "Interview: Takashi Murakami on Post-bubble Values and Japanese Ceramics." Blouinartinfo.com, September 26, 2013.
Weinger, Erin. "Takashi Murakami Celebrates New Blum & Poe Show with Dinner in L.A." Hollywoodreporter.com, April, 12, 2013.
Williams, Maxwell. "Superflat Screen: Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes." Art in America, May 23, 2013.
Yang, Tatin. "Kawaii Overload!" Inquirer Lifestyle, October 24, 2013.
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Publications by the Artist
Murakami, Takashi, and Heihachiro Matsumoto. BOME: Selected Works, 1983-2009. Toyko: Kakai Kiki, 2010.
Museum and Public Collections
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, NY
Contemporary Art Museum, Kanazawa, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN