Takashi Murakami

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Birthday
1, 1962
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1962 (age 56)
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan

About

Contemporary artist whose works blurred the line between fine art and commercial art. Founder and president of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., which was responsible for the biannual art fair GEISAI.

Before Fame

He was a fan of Japanese anime and comics and initially wanted to become an illustrator; however, his study of the Nihonga Japanese painting technique convinced him to delve into fine art.

Trivia

He founded the Superflat movement in Japanese art after devising the term himself.

Family Life

He was born and raised in Tokyo.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Jeff Koons.