Takashi Murakami


Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami made his name in the early 1990s as he attempted to shift the perception of Japanese art within the art world from Western appropriation to something uniquely Japanese. While his works received praise from critics worldwide, Murakami’s big break came in 2002, when his unique style caught the attention of Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs. Jacobs’ interest led to Murakami redesigning the Louis Vuitton monogram in 33 colors—standing as one of the more memorable and cherished official reimaginations of the Louis Vuitton’s signature monogram print. In 2007, Kanye West tapped Murakami to be the art director and design the album cover for his third album, Graduation. After that, the floodgates opened. Murakami has since worked with Uniqlo, October’s Very Own and Off-White.

What is Takashi Murakami known for?
Takashi Murakami is a contemporary artist known for painting and sculpting.

What is Takashi Murakami’s flower?
Murakami’s infamous flower is 12 rounded petals with a smiling face in the middle.

Where can you see Takashi Murakami’s work?
Murakami’s work is shown in many galleries worldwide.

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