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Frieze Art Fair ’13 : Highlights (London) – Part 1

Frieze Art Fair returns to London from 17 to 20 October 2013 showcasing 152 galleries from around the world. Highlights this year include the Gagosian Gallery, displaying five large scale works by pop artist Jeff Koons, from his stainless steel inflatable sculptures series to his Sacred Heart sculpture. At the Stephen Friedman Gallery booth, viewers can enjoy the ultimate rebirthing experience by interacting with a giant sculptural self portrait of American artist Jennifer Rubell by climbing into a cavity made in her pregnant stomach. Lisson Gallery is focusing on […]

Upcoming: “Takashi in Superflat Wonderland” @ Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art

Today in South Korea, Takashi Murakami opened a new exhibition at Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art featuring over 40 of his artworks. Takashi in Superflat Wonderland will include recent works, but is also a retrospective, and puts the core “Superflat” philosophy behind his art on display. The show runs until December 8th, so stop by for a look if you will be in Seoul during that time. All works by ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Portrait – The Korea Herald, Below – johoon, […]

Openings: Art Basel (Switzerland)

There are numerous high quality art fairs occurring year round but the granddaddy of them all is Art Basel in Switzerland which opened its doors this week. Drawing some of the most prestigious galleries to exhibit a seemingly endless list of notable artists such as Kaws, Rob Pruitt, Will Cotton, Shepard Fairey, Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara and Jeff Elrod (just to name a very few), it’s no wonder that the wealthiest collectors and the hard-core art enthusiasts flock to Switzerland each year for a chance […]

Openings: Art Basel (Hong Kong)

Yesterday saw the opening of Asia’s preeminent art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, housed in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC). With a strong tilt towards galleries based in the region, the fair boasted over 170 booths with a plethora of worthy art for collectors and fans to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights for us including a huge piece from Mr. (seen above), different versions of the new Murakami sculpts, a section dedicated to Yayoi Kusama sculptures, and much more. The […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami @ Galerie Perrotin (Hong Kong)

After a succesful showing for Takashi Murakami in Los Angeles at Blum & Poe (covered), the renowned Japanese artist has returned to Asia for a solo showing at Galerie Perrotin in Hong Kong. The show which opened last night includes a selection of paintings & sculptures and was timed nicely to welcome in collectors in town for Art Basel (HK edition). Check out some more photos below… All works by ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photos credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “ARHAT” @ Blum & Poe

Last night, AM headed over to the Culver City art district for a special preview of Takashi Murakami’s solo exhibition at Blum & Poe. Introducing a impressive new selection of painting and sculptural works (some of which he shared on Instagram in the past month), the internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist will be dazzling his LA fans with much fresh imagery during the public opening tomorrow (April 13th, 6-8pm). Highlights include a series of pieces drawing inspiration from an ancient tale of Buddhist monks confronting […]

Takashi Murakami Studio Look (Part II)

After sharing some photos with you from Takashi Murakami’s studio at the beginning of the year, we now take a second look as he recently posted new images up on his Instagram (@takashipom). Along with some familiar imagery, you may also spot some new things from the Japanese artist perhaps headed for his show opening at Galerie Perrotin in May although only time will tell… All artwork by (C) Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd Discuss Takashi Murakami here.

Upcoming: Takashi Murakami @ Blum & Poe

Coming up on April 13th, Blum & Poe will be presenting a solo show from Japanese sensation Takashi Murakami. The new body of work will apparently include this bejeweled piece (seen above), but you can also take a look at some of the work taking shape through Mr. Superflat’s Instagram account – @takashipom (some of which we shared with you here). Also, for those planning to attend the show in Los Angeles, you might want to get there a little early to catch the international premiere […]

Takashi Murakami x Hajime Asaoka Watch

Takashi Murakami, whose enormous studio you recently got a glimpse of, has announced a new watch he designed with independent Japanese watchmaker Hajime Asaoka. Entitled Death Takes No Bribe, the timepiece features some of Murakami’s signature flower and skull motifs. The watch will premiere at the Academie Horlogere des Createurs Independants’ (AHCI) watch fair in Basel, Switzerland later this year. Via Hypebeast. Discuss Takashi Murakami here.

Takashi Murakami Studio Look

With his recent entry into the Instagram world (@takashipom), Takashi Murakami has offered a rare look into his life for fans of his work. Of particular interest for us has been a glimpse into his huge studio space and his artistic process where the Japanese artist has been hard at work on a series of new paintings. For what show it’s hard to tell, but perhaps some will be headed to Galerie Perrotin for his solo opening in May, timed slightly after the release of […]