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Takashi Murakami , Art , fun and Commercialism

Takashi Murakami , one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking Japanese artists. His work ranges from cartoony paintings to minimalist sculptures to giant inflatable balloons to performance events to factory-produced watches, T-shirts, and other products, many emblazoned with his signature character, Mr. DOB.Takashi Murakami was born in Tokyo in 1963 and received his BFA, MFA and PhD from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He has had recent solo shows at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (2003); Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2002); Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (2001); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2001); and Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris (2001).

My interest with Takashi Murakami’s work started in 2006 when I lived and worked in Paris.A world famous artist , his work is based on mimicking the commercialism in everyday life.His work in 2003 with Louis Vuitton has set him firmly on the world stage as a successful Artist and brand.

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