Takashi Murakami

1962 - Today

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Takashi Murakami (村上 隆, Murakami Takashi, born February 1, 1962) is a Japanese contemporary artist. He works in fine arts media (such as painting and sculpture) as well as commercial (such as fashion, merchandise, and animation) and is known for blurring the line between high and low arts. He coined the term "superflat," which describes both the aesthetic characteristics of the Japanese artistic tradition and the nature of postwar Japanese culture and society, and is also used for Murakami's artistic style and other Japanese artists he has influenced.Murakami is the founder and President of Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., through which he manages several younger artists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Takashi Murakami has received more than 1,885,014 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Takashi Murakami is the 704th most popular painter (up from 897th in 2019), the 559th most popular biography from Japan (up from 674th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Japanese Painter.

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Among painters, Takashi Murakami ranks 704 out of 1,428Before him are Philipp Veit, Paolo Veneziano, Sébastien Bourdon, Francisco Herrera the Elder, Giovanni Baglione, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. After him are Mikhail Nesterov, Jacob Philipp Hackert, Heinrich Aldegrever, Louis Anquetin, Herri met de Bles, and Wolf Huber.

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Among people born in 1962, Takashi Murakami ranks 49Before him are Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Viktor Tsoi, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Andreas Köpke, Aleksandr Dugin, and Flea. After him are Dino Merlin, Alessandra Mussolini, John Stockton, Jorge Burruchaga, Hirokazu Kore-eda, and Suzanne Collins.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Takashi Murakami ranks 559 out of 5,560Before him are Minamoto no Yoshitomo (1123), Nobuo Matsunaga (1921), Emperor Junnin (733), Akiko Wakabayashi (1941), Tokugawa Ieshige (1712), and Ōtani Yoshitsugu (1559). After him are Kiyoshi Tomizawa (1943), Shigeru Takahashi (null), Sakanoue no Tamuramaro (758), Mamoru Oshii (1951), Michihiro Ozawa (1932), and Takeo Takahashi (1947).

Among PAINTERS In Japan

Among painters born in Japan, Takashi Murakami ranks 11Before him are Sesshū Tōyō (1420), Yoshitoshi (1839), Hishikawa Moronobu (1618), Kunisada (1786), Masaaki Hatsumi (1931), and Tsuguharu Foujita (1886). After him are Ogata Kōrin (1658), Torii Kiyonaga (1752), Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539), Kanō Eitoku (1543), Kanō Motonobu (1476), and Tarō Okamoto (1911).

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