OPEN YOUR HANDS WIDE (VERSAILLES), 2010
Takashi Murakami (born in Tokyo) is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. He works in fine arts media—such as painting and sculpture—as well as what is conventionally considered commercial media —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 post-war Japanese culture and society. Superflat is also used as a moniker to describe Murakami’s own artistic style and that of other Japanese artists he has influenced.
JENNIFER BARTLETT | JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT | MICHEL FRIESS | KEITH HARING | ROBERT INDIANA | AVON JONG |ALEX KATZ | ROY LICHTENSTEIN | NEIL LEIFER | ROBERT LONGO | BURTON MORRIS | TAKASHI MURAKAMI | TOM MURRAY| ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG | ED RUSCHA | LAWRENCE SCHILLER| RINGO STARR | DONALD SULTAN | ANDY WARHOL | TOM WESSELMANN | CHRISTOPHER WOOL