Vertu Fine Art

Takashi Murakami

(Japanese, born 1962)

and then black by takashi murakami

Takashi Murakami

And then black, 2005

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jellyfish eyes by takashi murakami

Takashi Murakami

Jellyfish Eyes, 2001

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Born in Tokyo, Japan
BFA, Japanese Painting Course, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
MFA, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Ph.D., Graduate School of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music [Dissertation : The meaning of the nonsense of the meaning]
Asian Cultural Fellowship, P.S 1 International Studio Program in New York, USA
Visiting Professor, School of the Art and Architecture at the UCLA, Los Angeles, USA
Lives and Works in Asaka, Japan and Brooklyn, USA


Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back: The Logan Collection At Sfmoma, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
Beg, Borrow and Steal, Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, USA
sous influences: arts plastiques et psychotropes, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Ego, ALRIWAQ Exhibition Space, Qatar
Beyond Limits, Chatsworth, England
Homage to Yves Klein, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
A History of Editions, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, London, England (solo)
Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy (solo)
MURAKAMI VERSAILLES, Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France
Murakami ©, Museum Fë Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Germany (solo)
Murakami ©, The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain (solo)
Gagosian Gallery, London, England (solo)
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
Murakami ©, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA (solo)
For What You Are About to Receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Encounters, Pace Beijing, Beijing, China
Agency: Art and Advertising, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, USA
Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Red Hot: Contemporary Asian Art Rising, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
Comic Abstraction, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Jellyfish Eyes, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA
My 2007, Colette, Paris, France
Murakami ©, MOCA, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Tranquility of the Heart Torment of the Flesh - Open Wide the Eye of the Heart, and Nothing is Invisible, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
The Pressure Point of Painting, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
Where are we going: Selection from the François Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Infinite Painting, Contemporary Painting and Global Realism, Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
Agnes Hotel Art Fair, Tokyo, Japan
Fairy Tales Forever, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark
Dragon Veines, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, USA
POPulence, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, USA
10th Anniversary Collection, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japon
Spank the Monkey, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England
Selections from the Logan Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Off the Shelf: News Forms in Contemporary Artists' Books, Vassar College print and Drawings Galleries: The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, USA
Get Ready, Land of the Rising Sun! Contemporary Japanese Art from Taikan Yokoyama to the Present, Osaka City Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, Japan
Mass Production: Artists' Multiples and Marketplace, University of Akron, Myers School of Art, Akron, USA
Limited/Unlimited, 34 Long Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
Opening of Gallery Extension, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France (solo)
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Pop Culture, Japan Society, New York, USA (solo)
Outdoor Banner Installation, Public Art Fund, New York, USA (solo)
Kaikai Kiki exhibition, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
T1 - Turin Triennial, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Japan Pop, Helsinki Museum of Art, Helsinki, Finland
Post and After, Brandeis University Rose Museum, Boston, USA
POPulance, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Ecstasy: In and About Altered States, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Funny Cuts, Stuttgart Museum of Art, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Takashi Murakami: Inochi, Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, USA
Monument to now, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Biennale de Liverpool, Tate Liverpool, England
Walker without walls, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Inochi, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
GEISAI 5, Big Site, Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art - Kanazawa, Kanazawa, Japan
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Punta della Dogana - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy
Rosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, France
Musée du sourire, Paris, France
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota Aichi, Japan
Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia


Murakami: Ego by Takashi Murakami and Massimiliano Gioni
Murakami Takashi Bijutsu Techo Art Book 1992-2012 (Bt Books) by Takashi Murakami
Stargazing Dog by Takashi Murakami
Murakami Versailles by Laurent Le Bon, Philippe Dagen, Jill Gasparina and Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami: Prints "My First Art" Series
Murakami by Takashi Murakami, Dick Hebdige, Midori Matsui and Scott Rothkopf
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subculture by Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami. Kaikai kiki (French Edition) by Collectif
Superflat (English and Japanese Edition) by Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami: The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning by Amanda Cruz, Dana Friis-Hansen and Midori Matsui