Frieze Art Fair takes place every October in Regentâ€™s Park, London and this year, over 60,000 people step through the doors to take in all the art on display. There were signs of renewed confidence in the market as there appeared to be increased buying in the under $1 million range, but higher priced works still were not moving well. The good news for those who were only there to window shop last week was the fact that there was plenty of nice art to […]
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When we brought you a first look (here) at the A-list “Pop Life” exhibition at the Tate Modern yesterday, we neglected to mention that the short film “Akihabara Majokko Princess” from Murakami was included. Created in collaboration with one of Hollywood’s hottest directors, McG (Charlies Angels & Terminator Salvation), the video is yet another extension of Takashi’s renowned short film artform which previously featured Louis Vuitton, Inochi, & Kanye West. Starring Kirsten Dunst singing a cover to the Vapors’ “Turning Japanese”, the video includes footage of Dunst dancing through the […]
Last week, Tate Modern opened the doors to a highly anticipated group show based on Andy Warhol’s famous quote: good business is the best art. An ensemble made up of the top names in the contemporary art scene such as Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Martin Kippenberger, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Gavin Turk, Richard Prince, and Cosey Fanni Tutti are included in this “Pop Life” exhibition (teased) and many were on hand for the opening reception. Check out all the pics after the jump…
A pretty major exhibition, “Pop Life,” is opening this week (October 1st) at the Tate Modern. The exhibition will take Andy Warhol’s famous quote “good business is the best art” as its slogan and re-examine how Warhol and legacy of “Pop Art” has influenced artists in the ways they harnass mass media to promote and create an image for themselves. Among the artists represented will be Tracey Emin, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst (video of his search for identical twins for this exhibition after the jump), […]
You’d think an artist would slowdown to take it all in after a series of major retrospectives. If it’s Takashi Murakami, then you thought wrong. Since his monstrous retrospective tourÂ ended this past Feburary in Spain, Murakami has been on a tear, creating bodies of work on almost every medium you can imagine – sculpture, canvas, print, vinyl, animation, you name it – he’s put his team from Kaikai Kiki to work. The problem is, each show usually featured only one facet of his artistic endeavors.Â So […]
Looks like the VIP’s over at BBC (Pharrell & Nigo et al.) got an early look at the Takashi Murakami show we told you about earlier that will be opening on September 15th over at the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery in Paris.Â As expected, there were several colorways of the “Kanye Bear” (seen above) along with some “Self Portraits by Mr. Superflat. More images after the jump.
Takashi Murakami has been a busy boy. With exhibitions already planned at Emmanuel Perrotin (here) this month and Palace of Versailles (here) in 2010, it seems that Takashi wants to make sure thatÂ the “big apple”Â is not forgotten. The legendary Gagosian Gallery in New York will play hostÂ to an exhibition from September 17th – October 24th with a new body of work. This gorgeous painting being worked on looks to be a combo of Murakami’s famed “727-272” and his skulls we saw at his Brooklyn Museum […]
We saw this image that claimed to be of Takashi Murakami and Pharrell having dinner in Versailles, France in July and didn’t think much of it (perhaps they were talking about their collaboration sculpture with Jacob the Jeweler at Art Basel Switzerland). Turns out there was more to it than meets the eye when it was announced this morning that Murakami will be exhibiting at the famed Palace of Versailles in France. Sounds like eight massive works have been installed. It’s a whirlwind of a […]
In a couple weeks, Takashi Murakami will be opening his solo show at Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris entitled “Takashi Murakami Paints Self Portraits.”Â Murakami has been known to paint “self-portraits” in the past including his alter egos like Mr. DOB, Inochi, Mr. Pointy, Tan Tan Bo and Oval, but this time expect to see a set of self-portraits featuring the artist accompanied by his favorite characters. We especially are looking forward to the supposedly large painting “HIROPON, Me, And My Lonesome Cowboy,” where he is […]
The Inochi figures from Takashi Murakami, that we first featured here in April when they were exhibited at Kaikai Kiki, are finally going on sale tomorrow, August 28th at honeyee.Â The figures are small scale replicas of the Murakami sculpture (seen here) with production handled by Medicom. Limited to 200 of each of the five colorways, it will cost you a cool $1500 to bring “Zhang,” “Victor,” “Bob,” “David,” or “Yamamoto” home. More pics after the jump.