Takashi Murakami tells Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis the secrets behind his masterpieces.
Businessman at the head of an empire of three hundred employees, star of the art market whose works reach millions of dollars, creator of thousands of sculptures, paintings, feature films, derivative products, and first to collaborate with the biggest names in fashion, such as Louis Vuitton and Off-White... Takashi Murakami is what you may call a superstar of contemporary art. He has profoundly changed the course of history since his debut in the late 1980s, and even created the movement Superflat, whose universe is at the crossroads between anime, advertising, and traditional Japanese painting. For the artist’s major solo exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery in Le Bourget, Takashi Murakami and journalist Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis comment on his latest masterpieces, including monumental frescoes, luminous sculptures, and NFT creations.
“Takashi Murakami. Understanding the New Cognitive Domain”, until December 22nd, 2024, at the Gagosian Gallery, Le Bourget.