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Who is Takashi Murakami?Why Takashi Murakami is famous?

Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist known for blurring the boundary between fine and commercial art. Often categorized alongside historic and contemporary artists working in the tradition of Pop Art. His innovative “Superflat” aesthetic, which the word “flat” refers to the flatness found in Japanese pictorial art. It also criticizes the vacuity of consumerist Japanese post-war culture. His effort of combining classical Japanese aesthetics and history with contemporary Japanese pop culture has led many to consider him one of the most innovative artists working today.

Moreover, Takashi Murakami’s artworks are strongly impregnated by the work of Andy Warhol. He has successfully adopted Andy Warhol’s legacy and built up a unique interpretation of Pop Art that belonged to him and his socio-cultural background of Japan. Takashi Murakami’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions around the world and infiltrated different industries ranging from fashion, anime to pop music, etc.