Analysis out of the box

Takashi Murakami Case Study

Analysis out of the boxArt & Business | Contemporary artist Takashi Murakami, who originally studied Nihonga - traditional Japanese painting- at Tokyo University of the Arts, is nowadays considered the leader of Japanese Neo-Pop. Murakami’s market is underpinned by a brilliant organization; a complex ecosystem that evolves around the artist and combines art, luxury goods, diverse brands and animated films.

Portrait de Takashi Murakami, photo Claire Dorn © Galerie Perrotin
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Portrait de Takashi Murakami, photo Claire Dorn
© Galerie Perrotin

Murakami´s Pop affiliation

The 1990’s Japanese Neo-Pop movement was strongly influenced by unbridled modernization and Westernization, two models that shaped post-war Japan. Under the American occupation, the country assimilated the market economy’s codes and structure, while adopting a capitalist perspective on modes of production. This particular time in the archipelago’s history was characterized by a strong economic growth; it witnessed the emergence of a mass consumption society thus creating favorable conditions for the development of Pop culture.

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Portrait de Takashi Murakami, photo Claire Dorn © Galerie Perrotin Takashi Murakami, Robot, 2016 / vue de l’exposition “Learning the Magic of Painting“ à la Galerie Perrotin © 2016 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. KaiKai Kiki Co., Ldt © KaiKai Kiki Co., Ldt Vue du studio Kaikai Kiki Myoshi studio, Japon © All Artworks ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Vue du studio Kaikai Kiki Myoshi studio, Japon © All Artworks ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Vue du studio Kaikai Kiki Myoshi studio, Japon © All Artworks ©Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Vue de l’exposition Superflat, 2001 au MOCA Pacific Design Center © Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest Vue de l’exposition Superflat, 2001 au MOCA Pacific Design Center © Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest Takashi Murakami, My lonesome cowboy, 1998 © Takashi Murakami Takashi Murakami, Miss Ko², 1997 © Takashi Murakami ComplexCon, Design by Takashi Murakami © Complex Media Issey Miyake Printemps/Eté 2000 Collection Runway © Issey Miyake Louis Vuitton Monogram Cerises Speedy 25 Satchel Handbag © Louis Vuitton Monogram Cerises Speedy 25 Satchel Handbag Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Speedy 35 Monogramouflage Handbag © Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton, Monogram Murakami Moca LV Hands Neverfull GM © Louis Vuitton Shu Uemura et Takashi Murakami Christmas 2013 Makeup Collection © Shu Uemura Hajime Asaoka / Takashi Murakami, Death Takes No Bribe, 2013 © Hajime Asaoka Murakami for Frisk, 2015 © Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. Vans Vault x Takashi Murakami © Vans

Portrait de Takashi Murakami, photo Claire Dorn
© Galerie Perrotin

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