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Rewind: Dec 17 – Dec 23

With the return of the Rewind article, our first since Basel Week Miami, it only seems appropriate that the featured video is from Art Basel. The footage follows chairman and president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S.C. Rower, as he explains two prime examples of the famed artist’s work – the white Snow Flurry mobile and an Untitled black piece (never seen before in public). Check the fascinating below as Rower explains the significance and back story of each piece… Other notable videos include: Ann […]

Videos: Takashi Murakami – “Jellyfish Eyes” Trailer

It looks like the details to the new film Jellyfish Eyes from Takashi Murakami are slowly being fleshed out with the recent appearance of a teaser video. Scheduled for a release on April 26th, 2013 in Japan, the live-action feature film, the origins of which Murakami dreamt up over 10 years ago, appears to have some major players in the industry on board. Catch a glimpse of the movie below as well some the synopsis and some footage of the Mr. Superflat talking about the […]

Openings: Takashi Murakami – “Flowers & Skulls” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

Last week, the Gagosian in Hong Kong presented a selection of works from Takashi Murakami entitled Flowers & Skulls, common reoccurring themes in the Japanese superstar’s imagery. The spacious showspace was a perfect backdrop for various paintings from his repertoire including his flower balls, stacked skulls, self-portraits and more.  Stop by before it closes on February 9th if you want to see the work up close and personal. All artwork © 2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo credit: Layla Kawashima for Arrested Motion. […]

Upcoming: Takashi Murakami – “Flowers & Skulls” @ Gagosian (Hong Kong)

Rising jewel in the Asian art world, Hong Kong, has seen its fair share of interesting events recently including a group show at Above Second, James Jean’s mural at Lane Crawford, as well as Aya Takano’s showing at Galerie Perrotin (covered). Well, add another one opening Thursday night at the Gagosian branch featuring Flowers & Skulls, common motifs from Takashi Murakami which will be on display. He will no doubt be checking out fellow Kaikai Kiki-er Takano’s new work – you should stop by both exhibitions […]

Basel Week Switzerland ’12: Galerie Perrotin

The preeminent art fair for the world, Art Basel, opens soon in Switzerland with the top galleries and blue chip artists around the world sending in their top work for collectors to peruse. A regular participant is of course Galerie Perrotin, who will be bringing pieces from Daniel Arsham, Hernan Bas, Sophie Calle, Johan Creten, Wim Delvoye, Elmgreen & Dragset, Lionel Estève, Daniel Firman, Bernard Frize, Giuseppe Gabellone, Gelitin, Duane Hanson, JR, Jesper Just, Kaws (above), Bharti Kher, Kolkoz, Klara Kristalova, Farhad Moshiri, Takashi Murakami, […]

Art HK ’12 Art Fair – First Look (Part II)

After giving you our pictorial first impressions from Art Hong Kong, we return for more of the action on the second floor. Look who we came across – Murakami-san. Other artist’s work we came across included Hideaki Kawashima, Damien Hirst, Do Ho Suh, Tracey Emin and much more. Take a look at our photo set below of the paintings, drawings, and sculptures from Asia’s preeminent fair. Discuss Art HK here.

Art HK ’12 – First Look

With China’s rise to economic prominence comes an opportunity for the art community to further expand into this region. That’s where Art HK comes in as the 3rd iteration aims to make its mark on the world. After its recent acquisition by industry leader Art Basel, the fair is bigger and more prestigious than ever with over 265 galleries located on two floors of the famous Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hong Kong has long been the historic city where east meets west, so it’s only natural that […]

Showing: Murakami – “Murakami – Ego” @ Qatar Museum

For those curious about the Takashi Murakami exhibition at the Qatar Museum that opened today, which included a large inflatable replica of the artist, here are some photos for you. With these shots, you can see more clearly the vision for this showing that the renowned Japanese artist had. Murakami – Ego includes paintings, videos, sculptural pieces that spanned his career as well as some new pieces. More photos from Tetsuya Suzuki after the jump…

Videos: Murakami – “Ego” @ Qatar Museum

Along with some preview images we showed you last week, we can now bring you footage of Takashi Murakami and his crew setting up his first solo exhibition in the Middle East, Murakami – Ego, scheduled to open later this week. Included in the video is a short interview with Mr. Kaikai Kiki as he explains his vision behind the exhibition at the Qatar Museum as well as talk about some new elements like an LED pedestal and a large inflatable portrait of himself. Discuss this […]

Preview / Setup: Takashi Murakami – “Murakami – Ego” @ Qatar Museum

On February 9th, Qatar Museum will be hosting the opening for Takashi Murakami’s first solo exhibition in the Middle East. Murakami – Ego will feature more than 60 works from 1997 to the present from the renowned Japanese artist, as well as several new works created especially for this show. In particular, one of his most popular series, including Kaikai Kiki Lots of Faces and Pom and Me, will be presented in their entirety for the first time. The title derived from Murakami’s desire to […]