Takashi Murakami
Arhat
April 13May 25, 2013
Jellyfish Eyes
International Premiere Presented by Film Independent at LACMA
April 8, 2013
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
Davy Jones' Tear
May 3June 14, 2008
Installation View
Inochi
May 14June 26, 2004
Installation View
September 4October 4, 2003
727
727
December 7, 2000January 6, 2001
Peach Milk
Back Beat
June 20August 1, 1998
Fall in Love
July 17August 16, 1997

Born:
Tokyo, Japan, 1962

Education:
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Traditional
Japanese Painting (Nihon-ga), Tokyo, Japan, B.F.A.
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan, M.F.A.
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan, Ph.D.
Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan and New York, NY

One-Person Exhibitions

2014
In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow
, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Arhat Cycle, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

2013
Takashi in Superflat Wonderland, Plateau, Seoul, Korea
Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong, China                                
Arhat, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
 
2012                                   
Flowers and Skulls, Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Murakami: Ego, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar
 
2011                                   
Homage to Yves Klein, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

2010
Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy
Murakami Versailles,
The Palace of Versailles, Versailles, France

2009
Takashi Murakami’s
“I Love Prints And So I Make Them,” Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami, Picture of Fate: I Am But a Fisherman Who Angles In the Darkness of His Mind
, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Takashi Murakami Paints Self-Portraits
, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Gagosian Gallery, London, England

2008
Installation 12.02~12.06
, Design Miami, Miami, FL
Davy Jones’ Tear
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Takashi Murakami: Prints "My First Art" Series
, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Oval Buddha
, 590 Madison, New York, NY

2007
© Murakami
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain
Jellyfish Eyes
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILTranquility of the Heart Torment of the Flesh - Open Wide the Eye of the Heart, and Nothing is Invisible, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Limited/Unlimited
, 34 Long Fine Arts, Cape Town, South Africa
The Pressure Point of Painting
, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Samurai, Tokyo, Japan

2005
Kaikai Kiki Exhibition
, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Takashi Murakami Print show
, Mizuho Oshiro Gallery, Kagoshima, Japan
T1: Takashi Murakami
, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Installation at Roppongi Hills
, Tokyo, Japan
Post and After
, Brandise University, Randallstown, MD

2004
Satoeri Ko2 Chan, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Inochi,
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Reversed Double Helix
, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Superflat Monogram
, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Superflat Monogram
, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2002
Takashi Murakami
, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, France; traveled to Serpentine Gallery, London, United Kingdom   
                  
2001
Takashi Murakami: summon monsters? open the door? heal? or die?,
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Made in Japan
, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Takashi Murakami: Mushroom
, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Takashi Murakami: WINK
, Grand Central Station, New York, NY
Kaikai Kiki, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

2000
Takashi Murakami: Second Mission Project Ko2,
P.S.1, New York, NY Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
727, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Kaikai Kiki: Superflat, Issey Miyake Men, Tokyo, Japan
Shinsaibashi Parco, White Cube Gallery, Osaka, Japan

1999
Takashi Murakami: The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning
, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
Takashi Murakami: DOB’s Adventures in Wonderland,
Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Superflat
, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Takashi Murakami: Love and DOB, Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
Murakami Takashi - PATRON, Marunuma Art Park, Asaka, Japan

1998
Back Beat
, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Super Flat and Back Beat 2,
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Moreover
, DOB Raise His Hand, Saghacho Bis, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Hiropon Project Koko-Pity, Sakurako Jet
Airplane Nos. 1-6, Feature Inc., New York, NY

1997
Takashi Murakami,
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Takashi Murakami: 727 - To Dream of Bombay,
Art Space HAP, Hiroshima, Japan
Takashi Murakami,
State University of New York at Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Takashi Murakami
, Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan

1996
Takashi Murakami: Sculpture and Paintings,
Feature, Inc., New York, NY
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY
Gallery KOTO, Okayama, Japan
Takashi Murakami: 727
, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Konnichiwa, Mr. DOB
, Kirin Plaza Osaka, Osaka, Japan
727, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Takashi Murakami: A Very Merry Unbirthday, To You, To Me!
, Ginza Komatsu, Tokyo, Japan

1995
Takashi Murakami,
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Takashi Murakami: Crazy Z, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: Niji,
Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
Takashi Murakami
: Mr. Doomsday Balloon, Yngtingagatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden  
                       
1994
Azami, Kikyou, Ominaeshi
, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Fujisan
, Gallery Koto, Okayama, Japan
Which is Tomorrow? - Fall In Love -,
SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

1993
Takashi Murakami,
Nasubi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakam: A Very Merry Unbirthday!
, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Takashi Murakami: A Romantic Evening, Gallery Cellar, Nagoya, Japan

1992
Wild, Wild
, Rontgen Kunst Institut von Katsuya Ikeuchi Gallery AG, Tokyo, Japan

1991
Takashi Murakami: Doctor of Fine Arts Final Exhibition,
Art Gallery at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo, Japan
Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
One Night Exhibition 8.23
, Rontgen Kunst Institut von Katsuya Ikeuchi Gallery AG, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami,
Gallery Aries, Tokyo, Japan
I Am Against Being For It
, Hosomi Gallery Contemporary, Tokyo, Japan

1989
Exhibition L'Espoir: Takashi Murakami
, Gallery Ginza Surugadai, Tokyo, Japan
Takashi Murakami: New Works
, Cafe Tiens!, Tokyo, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2014
G I R L: Curated by Pharrell Williams, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
Takahashi Collection 2014: Mindfulness!, Nagoya City Art Museum, Nagoya, Japan
Dirge: Reflections on [Life and] Death
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH
Making Links: 25 Years, SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2013
In All Cases: A Collection Selection, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
Intellectual Game, Shanghai Xintiandi Culture Festival, Shanghai, China
Re: Quest―Japanese Contemporary Art since the 1970s, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2012
Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years
, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, traveled to the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Double Vision: Contemporary Art from Japan; section 1: Reality/Ordinary World
, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Battleground States
, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah

2011
Il mondo vi appartiene (The World Belongs to You)
, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
A History of Edition: Duchamp, Beuys, Murakami,
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
Surfaces of Everyday Life: Postwar and Contemporary Masters from Ai Weiwei to Andy Warhol
, Ikkan Art Gallery, Artspace@Helutrans, Singapore
Future Pass: From Asia to the World, 54th Esposizione Internazionale d’Art, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2010
Multiple Choice, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
Pop Life: Art in a Material World,
National Gallery of Canada, Ottowa, ON, Canada
John Armleder, Tauba Auerbach, Hernan Bas, Matthew Day Jackson, Bernard Frize, Mark Grotjahn, Sergej Jensen, Bharti Kher, Adam McEwen, Olivier Mosset, 
Takashi Murakami, R.H. Quaytman, Claude Rutault, Lee Ufan, Piotr Uklanski, Martin Wohr
, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Sexual Transcendence,
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection
, Curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY 

2009
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Sold Out: The Artist in the Age of Pop
, Tate Modern, London, England
Mapping the Studio
, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
VRAOUM!
, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France
Louis Vuitton and the Passion for Creation
, Hong-Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong
Un Certain État du Monde? A Selection of Works From Francois Pinault Foundation Collection,
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow, Russia

2008
Hi & Lo, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Encounters,
Pace Wildenstein, Beijing, China
For What You Are About to Receive
, Gagosian/Red October Chocolate Factory, Moscow, Russia
Agency: Art and Advertising
, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown
Pretty Ugly
, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY
Kaikai Kiki Artists
, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007
Comic Abstraction, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Disorder in the House
, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
My 2007, Colette, Paris, France
RADAR
, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Red Hot: Asian Art Today from the Chaney Family Collection
, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2006
Spank The Monkey
, Baltic Center for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK
The Francois-Pinault Collection, a Post-Pop Selection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
10th Anniversary
, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Agnes Hotel Art Fair,
Tokyo, Japan
Dragon Veins,
University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida
Exhibition of Collected Works: Secret Base
, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art, Toyota, Aichi, Japan
INFINITE PAINTING – Contemporary Painting and Global Realism
, Villa Manin Centro  d’Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
Invisible Landscape
, Lund City Museum, Lund, Sweden
Japan vs. Art: Contemporary Art and Nihon-ga from Taikan Yokoyama and Seiho Takeuchi to Takashi Murakami
, Osaka City Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Mass Production: Artists’ Multiples and the Marketplace
, The University of Akron, Akron, OH
Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books
, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
POP
ulence, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Selections from the Logan Collection
, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Denver, CO
Sellout
, Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Surprise, Surprise
, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Where are we going
? Selections from the François Pinault Collection,” Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy

2005
T1: Triennial Three museums: The Pantagruel Syndrome, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea; and GAM Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy
Colours and Trips
, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria; traveled to Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen, Germany
Ecstasy: In & About Altered States
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Fairy Tales Forever,
ARoS Aarhus Kunst, Aarhus, Denmark
Japan POP,
Helsinki City Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Kaikai Kiki exhibition
, Aoi Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Translation
, Palais de Toyo, Paris, France
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture
, Japan Society, New York, NY Moving Energies, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
POPulence
, Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX; traveled to Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
Post and After, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

2004
Optimo: Manifestations of Optimism in Contemporary Art, Marfa, Texas
Modern Means: Continuity and Change in Art, 1880 to the Present Highlights from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York,
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Monument to Now
, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Liverpool Biennial
, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Walker Without Walls
, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
Funny Cuts
, Stuttgart Museum, Stuttgart, Germany
Floating Worlds
, Beacon Cultural Foundation, Beacon, NY

2003
Popular, Pop, and Post-pop
, Philadephia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Happiness
, Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan
Supernova: Art of the 1990's from the Logan Collection
, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
On the Wall: Wallpaper and Tableau
, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; traveled to The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Painting Pictures: Painting and Media in the Digital Age
, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Splat, Boom, Pow! The Influence of Comics in Contemporary Art
, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation
, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Pittura/Painting: Rauschenberg to Murakami 1964-2003
, Museo Correr, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Pulp Art: Vamps Villains and Victors from the Robert Lesser Collection,
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY

2002
POPJack: Warhol to Murakami, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Chiho Aoshima, Mr., Takashi Murakami
, Aya Takano, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Out of the Box: 20th Century Print Portfolios
, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Reality Check: Painting in the Exploded Field,
CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
Drawing Now: Eight Propositions
, MOMA QNS, Queens, New York, NY
The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture
, The Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
The Japanese Experience
– Inevitable, Das Museum der Moderne Salzberg, Salzburg, Austria; Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal-Unterowisheim, Germany
Art in the 'Toon Age
, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

2001
Made in Asia?
, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Form Follows Fiction
, Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
Mr., Tam Ochiai, Hiroshi Sugito, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Masahiko Kuwahara
, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Takashi Murakami/Yoshitomo Nara
, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Beau Monde: Toward A Redeemed Cosmopolitanism
, Site Santa Fe Fourth International Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
Un art populaire
, Foundation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain, Paris, France
JAM: Tokyo London
, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Public Offerings
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
My Reality: The Culture of Anime,
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; traveled to Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Painting at the Edge of the World
, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Superflat
, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Casino 2001
, 1st Quadrennial of Contemporary Art, Stedelijk Museum Voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Under Pressue
, Swiss Institute, New York, NY

2000
The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection
, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
After Dreams
, Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany; traveled to Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Switzerland
Gendai: Japanese Contemporary Art: Between the Body and Space
, Center For Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Twisted: Urban and visionary landscapes in contemporary painting
, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands                
Pleasure Zone
, Migros Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
'00
, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Balls
, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art,
P.S.1, Brooklyn, NY; traveled to Fundacio La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA; and Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Super Flat
, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; traveled to Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Colour Me Blind!
, Stadtische Ausstellungshalle am Hawerkamp, Munster/Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland                                  
Let's Entertain,
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; traveled to Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; and St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
5th Biennial d'Art Contemporain de Lyon
, Partage D'exotismes, Lyon, France
Continental Shift,
Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany
One Heart, One World
, United Nations, New York, NY
Murakami-Manetas,
Newsantandrea, Savona, Pinksummer, Genova, Italy
Marianne Boesky, New York, NY

1999
Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Colour me blind! Painting in times of comics and computer games,
Wuttembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
Almost Warm and Fuzzy: Childhood and Contemporary Art,
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IO
Japan Zero Era
, Mito Art Tower, Mito, Japan
New Modernism for a New Millennium, Works By Contemporary Asian Artists From The Logan Collection,
Limn Gallery, San Francisco, CA
LEGO DELUXE-LEG EXHIBITION,
Shibuya Parco, Tokyo, Japan
Ground Zero Japan
, Contemporary Art Center, Ibaraki, Japan
Balloon Art Festival
, Shizuoko Perfectural Convention & Art Center, Shizuoka, Japan
PLEASURE DOME
, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY
Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in the 1990s
, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Tastes and Pursuits: Japanese Art in the 1990s,
National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, India
Ero Pop Christmas
, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
50 Years of Japanese Lifestyle Postwar Fashion and Design
, Ustunomi Museum of Art, Ibaraki, Japan
Biennale d’art Contemporain de Noumea,
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Manga Age
, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Donaiyanen! Et Maintenant!: la creation contemporaine au Japon,
Ecole nationale superieure des  beaux-arts, Paris, France
Art is Fun 9: Hand Craft and Time Craft,
Hara Museum Arc, Gunma, Japan
Pop Surrealism,
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
People, Places, Things,
Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Fluffy,
Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada; traveled to Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; Hayward Gallery, London, UK; Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland
Abstract Painting, Once Removed
, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; traveled to Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Ero Pop Tokyo
, George's, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Need For Speed
, Grazer Kunstverein, Vienna, Austria
Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition
, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The Future of Cities,
Weiner Secession, Vienna, Austria; traveled to Musee d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France; and P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY
Hiropon Show '97: Tokyo Underground Visual Show
, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
Flying Buttress Please
, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Singularity in Plurality
, Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, Yokohoma, Japan
Super Body
, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Japan today kunst Photograph Design,
MAK—Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria

1996
Tokyo Pop
, The Hiratsuka Museum of Art, Kanagawa, Japan
Ironic Fantasy
, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Sharaku Interpreted by Japan's Contemporary Artists
, The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan
Romper Room,
Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
The Time of the Pleasure of Art: Art for the Hearts of Children
, Isetan Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The 39th Annual Yasui Prize Exhibition,
Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Asia-Pacific Triennial 1996,
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

1995
Incidental Alterations: P.S.1 Studio Artists 1994-95
, The Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY
Transculture, 46th Venice Biennale
, Venice, Italy; traveled to Benesse House, Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan
Blind Beach
, Art Space Hap, Hiroshima, Japan
Japan Today
, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; traveled to Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Liljevalchs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden; Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
Cutting Up
, Max Protech Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Shinjuku Syonen Art
, Shinjuku Kabukicho, Tokyo, Japan
Lest We Forget: On Nostalgia
, The Gallery at Takashimaya, New York, NY
VOCA '94
, The Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Youthful Time of Japanese Nihon-ga Artists from Taikan and Shunso to DOB,
Koriyama City Museum of Art, Fukushima, Japan
Artists in Yokohama 94
, Yokohama Citizens’ Gallery, Kanagawa, Japan
Open Air ’94: Out of Bounds
, Benesse House Naoshima Contemporary Art Museum, Kagawa, Japan

1993
Malaria Art Show, Vol. 1,
February 1st Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Artists' Shop '93
, Sai Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Malaria Art Show, Vol. 4
, Decorative, Tokyo, Japan
Nakamura and Murakami: Nicaf ’93,
Aoi Gallery, Tokyo
The Ginbuart
, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
00 Collaboration
, Sagacho Exhibit Space, Tokyo, Japan
Art Today '93, "Neo Japanology
, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
Beyond Nihon-ga: An Aspect of Contemporary Japanese Paintings,
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
The Exhibition for Exhibitions
, Kyoto Shijo Gallery, Kyoto, Japan

1992
Artists' Shop '92,
Sai Gallery, Osaka, Japan
Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Nicaf Artfair,
Yokohama, Japan
Floating Gallery Vol. 1
, Tsukishima Warehouse, Tokyo, Japan
1st Transart Annual "Painting/Crossing"
, Bellini Hill Gallery, Yokohama, Japan
Nakamura and Murakami,
Space Ozone, Seoul, Korea
Nakamura and Murakami,
SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
Anomaly,
Rontgen Kunst Institut, Tokyo, Japan
Tama Vivant '92,
Seed Hall, Shibuya Seibu, Tokyo, Japan
Nakamura and Murakami,
Metaria Square Hotel, Osaka, Japan

1991
Jan Hoet in Tsurugi,
Tsurugi-cho, Ishikawa, Japan
Jan Hoet's Vision
, Art Gallery Atrium, Fukuoka, Japan

1988
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
Graduation Exhibition,
Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan                                  


Curated Exhibitions
2012

A Nightmare is a Dream Come True: Anime Expressionist Painting
, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2005
Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture,
Japan Society, New York, NY

2004
Tokyo Girls Bravo, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Chiho Aoshima, Mr. and Aya Takano,
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin at LFL Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Coloriage,
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France

2001
Hiropon Show,
Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
SUPERFLAT,
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2000
SUPERFLAT,
Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Aya Takano Solo Exhibition: Hot Banana Fudge, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

1999
Hiropon 32.80
, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show
, Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Hiropon Show
, George’s, Los Angeles, CA
Tokyo Girls Bravo
, NADiff, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show
, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1998
Mr. Solo Exhibition: Oh-Edo Kunoichi Ninpocho
, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
Ero Pop Tokyo
, George’s, Los Angeles, CA

1997
Aya Takano Solo Exhibition: God is Coming
, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show
, Kanazawa College of Arts Manken Gallery, Ishikawa, Japan
Hiropon Show
, Iwataya Z-SIDE W&LT, Fukuoka, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Sex
, NAS Tokyo, Japan
Hiropon Show
, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan

1996
Mr. Solo Exhibition: Frone & Perrine
, Shop 33, Tokyo, Japan
PICO 2 SHOW
, Saga-cho bis, Tokyo, Japan

Grants & Awards
2006
Heisei 17 (56th) Educational Minister Rookie of the Year, Awarded by the Agency for Cultural Affairs for the Advancement of Art
Best Thematic Museum Show in New York, AICA USA
11th AMD Awards, Prize of Recognition

2005
Japan Society Imajiné Award

2004
Les Compagnons du Beaujolais, Honorary Knighthood
Tag Heuer Business Award

2003
Special Award, 46th Japan Fashion Editor Club (FEC) Awards

1998
Visiting Professor, School of Art and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

1994–1995
Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, P.S. 1 International Studio Program

Catalogs and Publications
 

2014
Reich, Megan Lykins. Dirge: Reflections on [Life and] Death. Cleveland: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2014.
 
2012                 
Gioni, Massimiliano. Murakami: Ego. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2012.
Rosenthal, Mark, Marla Prather, Ian Alteveer, and Rebecca Lowery. Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012.                                    

2011                 
Chiu, Melissa, and Benjamin Genocchio, eds. Contemporary Art in Asia: A Critical Reader. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2011.
Favell, Adrian. Before and After Superflat: A Short History of Japanese Contemporary Art, 1990-2011. Hong Kong: Blue Kingfisher, 2011.
Flint, Lucy, and Nikki Bruno Clapper, eds. Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection. Dayton, Ohio: Dayton Art Institute, 2011.
Petry, Michael. The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship. London: Thames & Hudson, 2011.
 
2010                 
Barral, Xavier, and Laurent Le Bon, ed. Murakami Versailles. Paris : Editions Xavier Barral, 2010.

2008
Holzwarth, Hans Werner. Art Now. Vol. 3. Cologne: Taschen, 2008.

2007
Karnes, Andrea. Pretty Baby. Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 2007.
Schimmel, Paul. © Murakami. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007.
Saito, Tamaki. “The Space of the Superflat.” In Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams, 241-47. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

2006
Alonzo, Pedro, Peter Doroshenko, and Carlo McCormick. Spank the Monkey. Gateshead, UK: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, 2006.
“Regarding the Word ‘Superflat’.” In Asahi Contemporary Usage Dictionary, 916-17. Tokyo: Asahi Shimbun-sha, 2006.

2005
Getlein, Mark. Gilbert’s Living with Art. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005.
Jensen, Mona. Fairy Tales Forever: Homage to H.C. Andersen. Aarhus, Denmark: ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 2005.
Köhn, Stephan, and Martina Schönbein. Facetten der japanischen Populär- und Medienkultur 1. Germany: Harrassowitz, 2005.
Murakami, Takashi. Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture. New York: Japan Society; New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.
Nakas, Kassandra. Funny Cuts: Cartoons and Comics in Contemporary Art. Bielefeld: Kerber; Stuttgart: Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 2005.
Pagel, David. POPulence. Houston, TX: Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the Univeristy of Houston, 2005.
Schimmel, Paul. Ecstasy: In and About Altered States. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.

2004
Baqué, Dominique. Pour un Nouvel Art Politique. Paris: Flammarion, 2004.
Coatzee, Mark. Rubell. Family. Collection. Not. Afraid. New York: Phaidon, 2004.
Deitch, Jeffrey, ed. Monument to Now: The Dakis Joannou Collection. Athens: DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2004.
Domela, Paul. International 04. Liverpool: Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, 2004.
Freedman, Susan K. PLOP: Recent Projects of the Public Art Fund. New York: Merrell Publishers, 2004.
Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain.
Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain; Arles: Actes sud, 2004.
Ōshita, Kentarō. “Liquitex Creation Guide.” In Rikitekkusu Taizen, 6-11. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppansha, 2004.
Siegel, Katy, and Paul Mattick. Art Works: Money. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2004.

2003
Ebony, David, Jane Harris, Frances Richard, Martha Schwendener, Sarah Valdez and Linda Yablonsky. Curve: The Female Nude Now. New York: Universe Publishing, 2003.
Grynsztein, Madeleine, ed. Supernova: Art of the 1990’s from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New York: D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, 2003.
Kitagawa, Yujin, and Takashi Murakami. Keba Keba. Asaka, Japan: Kaikai Kiki, 2003.

2002
Bayrle, Thomas. Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting. London; New York: Phaidon, 2002.
Brehm, Margrit. The Japanese Experience – Inevitable. Ostfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2002.
Friedman, Rebecca. Beau Monde: Toward a Redeemed Cosmopolitanism. Santa Fe, NM: Twelve Trees Press, 2002.
Gagnon, Monika, Yoichi Kimura, and Kevin Ei-ichi De Forest. KYOZON. Kamloops, B.C.: Kamloops Art Gallery, 2002.
Higgs, Matthew. Reality Check: Painting in the Exploded Field. San Francisco: CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, 2002.
Hoptman, Laura. Drawing Now: Eight Propositions. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2002.
Logan, Kent. The Logan Collection: A Portrait of Our Times. Vail, CO: Logan Collection Vail, 2002.
Nyssen, Françoise. Takashi Murakami: Kaikai Kiki. Arles: Actes sud, 2002.

2001
Fleming, Jeff, Susan Luboswsky Talbott, and Takashi Murakami. My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation. Des Moines, Iowa: Des Moines Art Center; New York: Independent Curators International, 2001.
Fogle, Douglas. Painting at the Edge of the World. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2001.
Grenville, Bruce. The Uncanny: Experiments in Cyborg Culture. Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Art Gallery, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2001.
Murakami, Takashi, ed. Takashi Murakami: Summon Monsters? Open the Door? Heal? Or Die? Tokyo: Kaikai Kiki: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001.
Reiner, Randi, and Phil Tinari. Made In Asia? Durham: Duke University Museum of Art, 2001.
Schimmel, Paul, and Yilmaz Dziewior. Public Offerings. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2001.

2000
Bloemheuvel, Marente and Jaap Guldemond. Twisted. Eindhoven, Netherlands: Stedelijk Van Abbenmuseum, 2000.
Grynsztejn, Madeleine and Franz Ackermann. Carnegie International 1999/2000: Nov. 6, 1999 – Mar. 26, 2000. Pittsburg: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2000.
Kertess, Klaus. Drawings 2000. New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 2000.
Murakami, Takashi. Superflat. Tokyo, Japan: MADRA Publishing, 2000.
Whitmore, Heather. The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000.

1999
Cruz, Amanda, Dana Friis-Hansen, and Midori Matsui. Takashi Murakami: The Meaning of the Nonsense of the Meaning. New York: Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College in association with H.N. Abrams, 1999.
Jana, Reena and Kent Logan. New Modernism for a New Millennium: Works by Contemporary Asian Artists From the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1999.
Murakami, Takashi. DOB in the Strange Forest. Tokyo: Bijutsu Shuppansha, 1999.

1998
50 Years of Japanese Life Style, Postwar Fashion & Design
. Utsunomiya, Japan: Utsunomiya Museum of Art, 1998.
Mézil, Éric, ed. Donai yanen! Et maintenant!: La creation contemporaine au Japon, 74–77. Paris: Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts, 1998.
Murakami, Takashi. Murakami Takashi 1998: 2 Exhibition Official. Copy book. Tokyo: Hiropon Factory, 1998.

1997
The 33rd Artists Today: Exhibition: Singularity in Plurality
. Yokohama City, Japan: Yokohama Civic Art Gallery, 1997.
Noever, Peter and Jessica Beer. Japan Today: Kunst Fotografie Design. Wein: MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, 1997.

1996
Ironic Fantasy: Another World by Five Contemporary Artists
. Miyagi, Japan: Miyagi Museum of Art, 1996.
Matsui, Midori. The Second Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Brisbane. Australia, 1996. Brisbane, Qld.: Queensland Art Gallery, 1996.

1995
Nanjo, Fumio, and Dana Friis-Hansen. Transculture: La Biennale di Venezia 1995. Tokyo: Japan Foundation: Fukutake Science and Culture Foundation, 1995.

1994
Benedict, Stephen, ed. Lest We Forget: On Nostalgia. New York: Gallery at Takashimaya, 1994.
Friis-Hansen, Dana. “Portrait of the Young Japanese Artist as a Fanatic.” In NICAF Art Fair. Tokyo: SCAI The Bathhouse, 1994.
Matsui, Midori. Takashi Murakami: Which is Tomorrow?--Fall in Love. Japan: Masami Shiraishi Contemporary Art, 1994.
Munroe, Alexandra. Japanese Art After 1945: Scream Against the Sky. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1994.

Articles and Reviews

2014
Adam, Georgina. "Takashi Murakami's Debut Sci-fi Film." Financial Times, May 2, 2014.
“Artist Takashi Murakami on Making his Dark, ‘Murakamiesque’ Children’s Film, Jellyfish Eyes.” Details.com, May 9, 2014.
Brown, Laura. "Murakami Loves Fashion." Harper's Bazaar, no. 3621 (March 2014): 480-87.
Cascone, Sarah. "Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes Is a Balm for Tsunami Trauma." Artnet.com, June 2, 2014.
Charlier, Emmanuelle. “Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes.” Screendaily.com, May 7, 2014.
Clark, Kelby. "20 Reasons Takashi Murakami Is the Man." Complex.com, May 31, 2014.
Gamerman, Ellen. “Takashi Murakami’s First Film ‘Jellyfish Eyes,’ Opens in the U.S.” Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2014.
Gassmann, Gay. "A Sneak Peek at a New Exhibition Co-curated by Pharrell." T Magazine (blog), April 30, 2014.
Helfand, Glen. "Takashi Murakami: Mememe no kurage (Jellyfish Eyes), 2013." SFAQ, no. 17 (August-October 2014): 86-87.
Israel, Matthew. "Takashi Murakami After Tōhoku." Huffington Post, October 22, 2014.Iyer, Pico. "Takashi Murakami's Smiley Faces on a Mushroom Cloud." Huffington Post, May 5, 2014.
Kusumi, Kiyoshi, Kodai Nakahara, Takashi Murakami, and Kenji Yanobe. “Documentation of the Japan Media Arts Festival Symposium, Roundtable Discussion, ‘The Present Situation of Pop/Neo-pop.’” Bijutsu Techo 66, no. 1002 (April 2014): 89-104.
Lescaze, Zoe. "Something Fishy Going on Here: Takashi Murakami Debuts 'Jellyfish Eyes' Movie in New York. Galleristny.com. June 3, 2014.
Lopez, John. "Takashi Murakami Brings the Bizarre Back to DTLA." Huffington Post, May 8, 2014.
McGarry, Kevin. “Now Screening: Takashi Murakami Makes a Movie.” T Magazine (blog), May 15, 2014.
Miranda, Caroline. "Q&A: Takashi Murakami Talks Monsters, Movies and Fukushima." Los Angeles Times, June 3, 2014.
Morgan, Kendall. "Prolific Pop Artist Takashi Murakami on 'Jellyfish Eyes' and Being Detested in Japan." Culture Map (Dallas), May 2, 2014.
Pasori, Cedar. "Takashi Murakami Examines Disaster in His New Film, 'Jellyfish Eyes.'" Complex.com, June 5, 2014.
Pasori, Cedar. “Watch Pharrell as an Anime Character in the Remix Video for Takashi Murakami’s ‘Jellyfish Eyes’ Theme Song.” Complex Art + Design, May 13, 2014.
Rao, Mallika. “Anime Pharrell (and His Hat) Star in New Takashi Murakami Music Video.” Huffington Post, May 15, 2014.
Rao, Mallika. "The Post-tsunami Japanese Movie Imagines a Terrifying World after Nuclear Devastation." Huffington Post, April 29, 2014.
Rosenthal, Emerson. “Pharrell Goes Anime in This Remix Video for Takashi Murakami’s ‘Jellyfish Eyes.’” Creators Project (blog), May 13, 2014.
Shokry, Youssef. "Murakami's Debut Film Delights Viewers with 3-D Animation and Live-action Coming-of-age Tale." Daily Californian, June 11, 2014.
Simpson, Ashley. "Takashi Murakami Makes a Monster Fantasy to Fight Social Anxiety." Style.com, June 5, 2014.
Wyrick, Christopher. "Artist Takashi Murakami Talks New Film, Visit to L.A. and Lover for 'Star Wars' (Q&A)." Hollywood Reporter, May 27, 2014.

2013
Adegoke, Yomi. "Takashi Murakami." XXY Magazine, viewed May 2, 2013.
"An Animation MV for '6♥Princess by Takashi Murakami for Shu Uemura' Revealed!"  Tokyo Girls Update, October 7, 2013.
"Anime News: Takashi Murakami Premieres Film, Holds Solo Exhibit in Los Angeles." Asahi Shimbun, April 26, 2013.
"Art and Beauty Collide: You've Got to See Takashi Murakami's Pretty Makeup Collection." Instyle.com, September 24, 2013.
Bahrenburg, Genevieve. "Cultural Exchange: Takashi Murakami Takes on L.A. - Plus, His Favorite Spots." Vogue.com, April 12, 2013.
Baker, E. "Hong Kong: Takashi Murakami at Galerie Perrotin." Artobserved.com, July 2, 2013.
Bellman, Erica. "Takashi Murakami Transcends." Interviewmagazine.com, April 15, 2013.
Brown, Laura. "Murakami's Monster Magic." Harpersbazaar.com, November 5, 2013.
Brunswick, Alexis. "Takashi Murakami's California Dreams." Style.com, April 12, 2013.
Chow, Vivienne. "Social Rules Can Unlock 'Hidden Youth.'" South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), March 30, 2013.
Cowles, Charlotte. "Murakami Fur Ball Cavorts with Angela Lindvall." NYmag.com, November 5, 2013.
Creahan, Daniel. "Takashi Murakami: 'Arhat' at Blum and Poe Gallery through May 25th 2013." Art Observed, May 11, 2013.
Crowley, Evvie. "Monster's Ball: Takashi Murakami Debuts His First Film at LACMA." Vogue.com, April 9, 2013.
D’Arenberg, Diana. “Takashi Murakami: Contemporary-Art Pop Star.” Tatler (Hong Kong), February 20, 2013.
Emshey, Lori-Lee. "Harper's Bazaar Stars Takashi Murakami's Monsters." Daily Beast, November 5, 2013.
Finkel, Jori. "Takashi Murakami on 'Jellyfish Eyes,' His New Monster Movie." Los Angeles Times, April 11, 2013.
Fragen, Fünf. "Japaner haben in fast allen Bereichen aufgegeben." Monopol, March 11, 2013.
Goldman, Edward. "In the Art Ring: Newcomer Artist vs. Heavyweight Champion." KCRW.com, April 16, 2013.
Hsu, Jenny W. "Takashi Murakami Makes Monster Movie to Teach Children a Lesson." Wall Street Journal (blog), December 4, 2013.
Huang, Lijie. "Murakami Not Opening Gallery Here." Asia One (Singapore), July 4, 2013.
Kojima, Yayoi. "Talking to Murakami Takashi at Oz Zingaro: What Is the Thrill of Buying Art?"  Bijutsu Techo 65, no. 982 (April 2013): 14-23.
Lee, Woo-Young. "Takashi Murakami Has It All." Star Online (Malaysia), July 4, 2013.
Laden, Tanja M. "Takashi Murakami on His Debut Feature Film, 'Jellyfish Eyes.'" Flavorwire.com, April 9, 2013.
Lee, Edmund. "Takashi Murakami Interview." Time Out (Hong Kong), June 5, 2013.
"Large-scale Exhibition for Takashi Murakami and Movie Premiere of 'Mememe no Kurage' Held in LA." Otaku Mode, May 9, 2013.
Lu Stout, Kristie. “CNN Interview with Takashi Murakami: Part 2 of 2.” YouTube video, 8:54, from an interview televised by CNN on January 13, 2013, posted by “JayArgonaut,” January 18, 2013,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyWxtGppswo.
Martin, Claire. "Tokyo Pop." Wall Street Journal Magazine, September 2013, 20.
Murakami, Takashi. "Takashi Murakami: Flowers & Skulls." Gagosian (November 2012-January 2013): 30-37.
McCall, Tyler. "Laura Brown Treats Takashi Murakami's Monsters to In 'N Out Burger for Harper's Bazaar." Fashionista.com, November 8, 2013.
Miyamura, Noriko, ed. Enjoy! Contemporary Art! Tokyo: Yosensha, 2013.
Ohanesian, Liz. "Takashi Murakami's New Culver City Show Includes Monks, Skulls, Flowers, Manga Character and More." LAWeekly.com, April 15, 2013.
Pagel, David. "Takashi Murakami Captivates at Blum & Poe." Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2013.
Recinos, Eva. "Takashi Murakami Premiered His Very Weird First Feature Film at LACMA Last Night." LA Weekly, April 9, 2013.
Sevcenko, Melanie. "Artist Takashi Murakami Talks Tea and Ceramics." Dw.de, January 23, 2013.
Shaw, Michael. "Takashi Murakami." ArtScene 32, no. 9 (May 2013): 21.
Shoji, Kaori. "Murakami's 'Jellyfish Eyes' Blends Kawaii and Creepy into a Postquake Critique." Japan Times, April 26, 2013.
Shuangjie, Sun. "The Great Equalizer." Global Times (Shanghai), June 23, 2013.
Stankiewicz, Malgorzata. "'Jellyfish Eyes' Feature Film by Takashi Murakami." Yatzer.com, May 30, 2013.
"Takashi Murakami." Art and Culture 14, no. 8 (August 2013): 68-101.
"Takashi Murakami's 1st Film: Contemporary Artist Takes on Social Contradictions in Directorial Debut." Japan News, May 3, 2013.
Tomlin, Annie. "Takashi Murakami Talks Art, Beauty & Cartoons." Refinery 29, November 4, 2013.
Tylevich, Katya. "Takashi Murakami: Healing Powers." Nowness.com, June 4, 2013.
Wagley, Catherine. "Now Showing: Takashi Murakami." T Magazine (blog), April 18, 2013.
Wee, Darryl Jingwen. "Interview: Takashi Murakami on Post-bubble Values and Japanese Ceramics." Blouinartinfo.com, September 26, 2013.
Weinger, Erin. "Takashi Murakami Celebrates New Blum & Poe Show with Dinner in L.A." Hollywoodreporter.com, April, 12, 2013.
Williams, Maxwell. "Superflat Screen: Takashi Murakami's Jellyfish Eyes." Art in America, May 23, 2013.
Yang, Tatin. "Kawaii Overload!" Inquirer Lifestyle, October 24, 2013.
Zhong, Fan. "Five Minutes with Takashi Murakami." Wmagazine.com, April 16, 2013. 

2012
Chung, Shinyoung. "Takashi Murakami: Al Riwaq Art Space." Artforum 50, no. 10 (Summer 2012): 339.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "Takashi Murakami: Happy Birthday Buddha," Artnet.com, February 15, 2012.
Gioni, Massimiliano. "Takashi Murakami: Superflat to Supernatural." Flash Art 45, no. 284 (May-June 2012): 52-60.
Goldstein, Andrew M. "Takashi Murakami on His New Live-Action Monster movie." Artinfo.com. January 30, 2013.
Ikeda, Yoichiro. “Interview/Takashi Murakami: 3/11 Brings Japan’s Subculture into Perspective.” Asahi Shimbun, March 10, 2012.
Kojima, Yayoi. "Talking to Murakami Takashi at Oz Zingaro: What Is the Thrill of Buying Art?"  Bijutsu Techo 65, no. 982 (April 2013): 14-23.

2011
Bonami, Francesco. “Takashi Murakami.” L’uomo Vogue, no. 421 (May-June 2011): 244-245, 253.
Marsh, Stefanie. “Is Takashi Murakami’s Work Art or Porn?,” Times (London), July 2, 2011.
McLean-Ferris, Laura. “Murakami and the Quake.” ArtReview, no. 50 (May 2011): 106-109.
Milliard, Coline. “Oversized and Oversexed, Murakami Mines the Past With Racy New Gagosian Show in London.” Artinfo.com, July 6, 2011.
Murakami, Takashi. “Jellyfish Eyes.” Kaikai Kiki, 2011, accessed March 13, 2013, http://en.jellyfisheyes.com/contents/.
Nayeri, Farah. “Murakami Finds His Art Too Pricey, Market ‘Scary’: Interview.” Bloomberg, July 11, 2011.
Schilling, Leonie. “Takashi Murakami: Versailles, Mythology and Legacy.” Arte al Limite, no. 45 (November-December 2010): 16-25.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Fearing the Worst: Angst in New Japanese Art.” New Yorker, March 28, 2001.
“Takashi Murakami: The Pass to Our World.” Harper’s Bazaar (Taiwan) (May 2011): 72-99.
Yablonsky, Linda. “Tokyo Story.” Artforum.com, March 25, 2011.

2010
Favell, Adrian. “Tokyo to LA Story: How Southern California Became the Gateway for Japanese Global Pop Art Phenomenon.” Kontur 20 (2010): 54-68.
Mooney, Christopher. “Takashi Murakami.” ArtReview, no. 46 (December 2010): 128.

2009
Bishop, Claire. “Think Twice.” Artforum.com, February 18, 2009.
Boehm, Mike. “Judge Dismisses Clint Arthur's Suit against MOCA over Murakami prints.” Los Angeles Times, April 28, 2009.
Boehm, Mike. “Was It Art or a Purse?.” Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2009.
Damiano, Michael. “Speed Tour of the Takashi Murakami Show at the Guggenheim Bilbao.” Art Daily, March 10, 2009.
Eschbach, Johanna. “The Eastern World Gives the Trend: Focus on Japan.” Artfacts.net, February 17, 2009.
“Gesai #12 in Tokyo.” Artnet.com, February 26, 2009.
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Fantastic Voyage.” Art & Auction 32, no. 7 (March 2009): 91.
“Guggenheim Bilbao Presents Most Important Retrospective of Work by Takashi Murakami.” Art Daily, February 17, 2009.
Gumbel, Peter. “My Museum, Myself.” Fortune Magazine, February 5, 2009.
Lang, Beatrice. “April 3: On This Day in History.” Vogue.com, April 3, 2009.
Maerkle, Andrew. “Fans of GESAI Enjoy the Opportunities.” Japan Times, March 13, 2009.

2008
Adam, Georgina. “Unlimited? Not in Sales.” Art Newspaper, June 6-8, 2008.
“Art Listings: Brooklyn Museum of Art © Murakami.” New York Times, April 11, 2008.
Aspden, Peter. “Seven Days in the Art World.” Financial Times, November 10, 2008.
Catton, Pia. “Is Art Sponsorship Going Out of Style?” Artinfo.com, November 20, 2008.
Cohen, Suzanne. “Emerging From Desire: Takashi Murakami.” Wynwood Art Magazine 1, no. 9 (May 2008): 12-17, 20.
Corkill, Edan. “Asian Art ‘Madness’ a la mode.” Japan Times, November 27, 2008.
Cutajar, Mario. “The Artist As Entertainer.” ArtScene (June 2008): 29-30.
Crow, Kelly. “Culture Clash: Soccer Fans, Art Elite Butt Heads.” Wall Street Journal, May 30, 2008.
Crow, Kelly. “Lack of U.S. Buyers at Art Basel.” Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2008.
Davis, Ben and Walter Robinson. “The 2008 Revue.” Artnet.com, December 30, 2008.
Dundas, Heather. “Life and Art at MOCA.” Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2008.
Eastman, Janet. “Buddhamania.” Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2008.
Eu, Emi, “An Illustrious Gathering in the Contemporary Art World. Business Times, June 6, 2008.
Farabee, Mindy. “Murakami Revisited.” Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2008.
Guha, Robin. “Cut-Out Culture Courtesy Murakami & Friends.” Blackbook, December 11, 2008.
Hepheastou, Sophia. “Pop Art for the Pop Generation.” Ticker, July 7, 2008.
Jacobs, Marc. “The World’s Most Influential People: The 2008 TIME 100.” TIME Magazine, April 28, 2008.
Karimzadeh, Marc. “Murakami ‘Wraps’ Vuitton on 5th,” Womens Wear Daily, November 7, 2008.
McDowell, Adam. “Pop Goes the Canvas.” National Post, June 16, 2008.
Muchnic, Suzanne. “Murakami Animation Studio Coming to L.A.” Los Angeles Times, November 25, 2008.
Murakami to Open L.A. Animation Studio” Artinfo.com, November 20, 2008.
Munzenrieder, Kyle. “Design Miami Announces Satellite Exhibits.” Miami Times, November 13, 2008.
Myers, Terry. “Reviews: Murakami.” ArtReview, no. 18 (January 2008): 116.
Peers, Alexandra. “Art Basel Miami Kicks Off Cautiously, Optimistically.” New York Magazine, December 3, 2008.
Peterson, Thane. “Portrait of the Art Scene.” Business Week, November 6, 2008.
Robinson, Walter. “Artnet Design.” Artnet.com, November 19, 2008.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Ten Best Art Shows of 2008.” New Yorker, December 12, 2008.
Screen Test: Takashi Murakami.” New York Times, December 4, 2008.
Smith, Roberta. “Art With Baggage in Tow.” New York Times, April 4, 2008.
Smith, Roberta. “After a Capitalist W.P.A., What Next?,” New York Times, December 19, 2008.
Suzuki, Fumiko. "Why Not Go to LA?” Crea Traveller (August 2008): 66-67.
“Takashi Murakami’s Kaikai KiKi to Exhibit at Design Miami 2008.” Artinfo.com, November 7, 2008.
Trebay, Guy. “This Is Not a Sidewalk Bag.” New York Times, April 6, 2008.
Tully, Judd. “Art Basel Sets Out at Orderly Sprint.” ArtInfo.com, June 3, 2008.
Velasco, David. “Fair Enough.” Artforum.com, December 5, 2008.
Vogel, Carol. “At Art Basel, Old Names and Few Showstoppers.” New York Times, June 5, 2008.
Vogel, Carol. “Mixed Results for Contemporary Art Sale at Christie’s.” New York Times, November 12, 2008.
Vogel, Carol. “Watch Out, Warhol, Here’s Japanese Shock Pop.” New York Times, April 2, 2008.

2007
Charlesworth, J.J. “Takashi Murakami Something Like a Phenomenon.” ArtReview 7 (January 2007): 62-67.
Cohen, Edie. “Hip-Hop and Pop.” Interior Design (August 2007): 214-223.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “ã Art.” Artnet.com, November 9, 2007.
Holmberg, Ryan. “Takashi Murakami at Gagosian.” Art in America 95, no. 10 (November 2007): 207.
Finkel, Jori. “Dealers’ Money Nudges Museums. New York Times, November 18, 2007.
Katz, Dani. “Resistance is Futile: How Takashi Murakami Remade the World in his Image.” LA Weekly, October 29-November 1, 2007.
Knight, Christopher. “Hello, Creepy Cutie.” Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2007.
La Ferla, Ruth. “The Artist’s Fall Collection.” New York Times, November 8, 2007.
Lee, Pamela M. “Economies of Scale.” Artforum 46, no. 2 (October 2007): 336-343.
Lion, Lea. “L.A. Galleries Pop with Japanese Influence.” Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2007.
Lo, Danica and Raakhee Mirchandani. “All Decked out in Art.” New York Post, September 20, 2007.
Maerkle, Andrew. “Belly of the Beast.” ArtAsiaPacific, no. 55 (September-October 2007): 132-139.
Moore, Booth. “Show Stealers.” Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2007.
Nakamura, Eric. “Pop Life.” Giant Robot, no. 45 (2007): 42-45.
Nakamura, Eric. “GEISAI Pride.” Giant Robot, no. 45 (2007): 46-49.
Reynales, Trish. “Culture: Molto Murakami.” California Style, September 2007.
Rosenberg, Karen. “At Fairs by the Beach: The Sands of Creativity.” New York Times, December 8, 2007.
Saltz, Jerry. “Deal or No Deal.” New York Magazine, June 4, 2007.
“Takashi Murakami Retrospective.” Wallpaper (November 2007).
Tshorn, Adam. “A Full Plate.” Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2007.
Tully, Judd. “Master of the Universe.” Art + Auction 31, no. 2 (October 2007): 162-171.
Tumlir, Jan. “Previews: Takashi Murakami.” Artforum 46, no. 1 (September 2007): 176.
Vogel, Carol. “The Warhol of Japan Pours Ritual Tea in a Zen Moment.” New York Times, May 7, 2007.
Wallace, Bruce. “Superflat World.” Los Angeles Times, October 28, 2007.

2006
Azimi, Roxana. “Murakami, un cas sur le marché de l’art.” Le Monde, October 22-23, 2006.
Bei NY, “Saiyūshū tēma shō: Murakami Takashi-san kikaku no ‘Litoru Bōi ni.” [NY, USA: Mr. Takashi Murakami’s ‘Little Boy’ Show Wins Best Themed], Asahi Shinbun, February 28, 2006.
“Bei: Besuto tenrankai: tēma bumon ni Murakami-san.” [America: Best Exhibition, Murakami-san Wins in the Themed Category], Yomiuri Shinbun Yūkan, February 13, 2006.
Bonacossa, Ilaria. “Beyond Japanese Flatness.” Label, 2006, 72-77.
Boukobza, Julie. “Takashi Murakami.” L’Officiel (Paris) (November 2006).
Capuccine, Terrin.  “Mangamania.” Madame Figaro, no. 1120 (2006): 78.
Clewing, Ulrich. “So Wohnt Die Kunst.” AD (June 2006): 129.
Davis, Erik.  “Ecstasy: In and About Altered States.” Artforum 44, no. 5 (January 2006): 215-216.
Duponchelle, Valérie and Béatrice De RocheBouet. “La Fiac 2006, de retour au coeur de Paris a misé sur l’atout lumiere du Grand Palais.” Figaro, October 26, 2006.
“Geijutsu Senshō Bunka Daijin Shō.” [Educational Minister Rookie of the Year, Advancement of Art Award], Asahi Shinbun, March 16, 2006.
Génies, Bernard. “Takashi Murakami: Ivre de peinture,” Le Nouvel Observateur, October 26-November 1, 2006.
Itoi, Kay. “Murakami’s Guide to Succes.” Artnet.com, October 4, 2006.
Itoi, Kay. “Will Murakami Move Geisai Overseas?” Art Newspaper (October 2006): 51.
Kamecki, Jerzy and Chihiro Ishida. “Flattening the Walls.” A4 Bazaar, 2006, 80-81, 94-95.
Kanai, Miki. “Torino Toraienāre no dai-1shō.” [First chapter of the Torino Trienniale], Bijutsu Techō, (February 2006): 154-155.
Kawakami, Noriko. “Torino koten wo dokusen repōto: Murakami Takashi no āto daiarī.” [Exclusive coverage of his Torino solo show: Takashi Murakami’s art diary], Figaro Japon, January 5, 2006, 120-123.
Köhn, Stephan, and Martina Schönbein. “Facetten der japanischen Populär- und Mediekultur 1.” Humboldtiana Japonica, no. 10 (2006): 5–36.
“Kokon Tōsei no hyōgen wo jūsōka: Sabukaru wo junsui geijutsu ni hen’yō.” [Branching out from Old and New, East and West: Transforming Subculture into Pure Art], Kyōdō Tsūshin, January 15, 2006.
Murakami-san ni kunshō.” [An award for Mr. Murakami], Yomitaimu (February 2006): 3.
Digital Contents of the Year ’05: Lifetime Achievement Award.” Japan.internet.com, January 24, 2006.
Murakami Takashi-san ga kangaeru 21seiki no eko wa ragujuarī na bijinesu desu.” [Mr. Takashi Murakami’s Vision of Ecology in the 21st century is a Luxury Business], GQ (Japan) (February 2006): 44-55.
“Other Side Andy Warhol,” Eyes Cream, April 1, 2006.
Paterson, Carrie.  “Group Shows: Ecstasy.”  Flash Art 38, no. 246 (January-February 2006): 52.
Robinson, Walter. “Murakami, Impresario.” Artnet.com, September 26, 2006.
Rosenblum, Robert. “Little Boy: The Arts of Japan's Exploding Subcultures.” Artdaily.com, January 2006.
“Saisei, shinsei 1: Kawaii sekai ni kaze.” [Rebirth, New Birth 1: New Breeze in a Cute World], Asahi Shinbun, January 1, 2006.
“Taishū geijutsu wo sekai ni tou honyakusha de aritai Murakami-san.” [Mr. Murakami wants to be a translator who brings popular culture to the world], Shūkan NY Seikatsu, February 11, 2006.
Tretlack, Philippe. “Monstres Sacres.” ELLE, October 30, 2006.
Ward, Ossian. “Power 100: Five Years of Power In The Art World.” ArtReview,  no. 5 (November 2006): 135.

2005                                   
Basilone, Steve. “From Japan, With Love.” LA Confidential (Fall 2005).
Coles, Alex. Design Art (2005): 32-34.
Colman, David. ”Deep Inside Japan’s Psyche.” New York Times, May 8, 2005.
Darren, Ressler. “Vision: Murakami.” Big Shot (April 2005): 20–23.
Dollar, Steve. “Japan, the Monster of Pop.” Newsday, April 8, 2005.
“Doraemon NY Jōriku.” [Doraemon arrives on NY’s shores], Motto Doraemon (Spring 2005): 16.
Exhibition to See.” Vogue (Japan) (July 2005): 51.
Fujiwara, Ermi. “Otaku’ o ‘bijutsu’ ni honyaku shituzketa boso no 14nenkan.” [14 Years Burning up the Road Translating ‘Otaku’ into ‘Art’], Bijutsu Techo (July 2005): 62-72.
Gurewitsch, Matthew. “Perpetual Adolescence as a Counterweight to History.” Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2005, D8.
Ichikawa, Akiko. “Kawaii & otaku wa sekai wo sukuu?” [Cute and otaku Will Save the World?], Harper’s Bazaar (Japan) (July 2005): 32.
“Kiti = Nihon no poppu-karuchā ‘kawaii’ no toppu aikon.” [Kitty = Japan’s ‘kawaii’ Pop Culture’s Top Icon], Ichigo Shinbun, May 10, 2005.
Lieberman, Rhonda. “Rising Sons.” Artforum.com, April 10, 2005.
Lubow, Arthur. “The Murakami Method.” New York Times Magazine, April 3, 2005: 48–57, 64, 76–79.
Lytal, Benjamin. “A Show for Fans of Culture.” New York Sun, April 7, 2005.
Matsui, Midori, and Takashi Murakami. “Ga, rekishiteki bunmyaku kara japanizu poppuato o hodokiakasu.” [Takashi Murakami Analyzes Japanese Pop Art from a Historical Context], Marie Claire (Japan) (August 2005): 111.
Miura, Ryōichi. “Otaku bunka NY de sakuretsu.” [A burst of Otaku Culture in NY], Shūkan New York Seikatsu, March 26, 2005.
Miyamura, Noriko. “Kiseru x Murakami Takashi: Ongaku to āto de yumemiru mirai.” [Kicell and Takashi Murakami: Dreaming of the Future with Music and Art], Switch (June 2005): 94–97.
Mori, Teruyo. “An Exhibition on Japanese Pop Art Curated by Takashi Murakami.” Spur (July 2005): 35.
Morikawa, Ichir. “Jichōteki na ‘Nihon-zō’ to teiji.” [Presenting a Self-Deprecating Image of Japan], Mainichi Shinbun, May 23, 2005.
Muchnic, Suzanne.  “Mind-bending Visions.” Los Angeles Times, October 2, 2005.
Murakami, Takashi. “Datsuryoku ni yadoru geijutsu no chikara.” [The Power of Art that Lies in Letting Go], Asahi Shinbun Yūkan, May 16, 2005.
Myers, Terry R. “Little Boy Boom.” Modern Painters (April 2005): 54–59.
Nakamura, Ryoko Maria. “Vision of a ‘Superflat’ Future.” Japan Times, April 13, 2005.
NY de jōretsu kangei: Murakami Takashi Ritoru Bōi.” [Heated Welcome for Takashi Murakami’s Little Boy in NY], Shūkan Shinchō. May 19, 2005.
“Power 100: Who Really Matters in the Art World?”  ArtReview, no. 59 (November 2005): 66-67.
“O-Hanashi: Litoru Bōi no kyurētā Murakami Takashi.” [Talk-corner: Little Boy’s Curator Takashi Murakami], Asahi Shinbun, April 15, 2005.
Ray, Amber. “Takashi Murakami is All the Rage.” Metro, April 8–10, 2005, 10.
Rosenblum, Robert. “Little Boy: The Arts of Japan’s Exploding Subculture.” Artforum 43, no. 5 (January 2005): 62.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Critic's Notebook: Tokyo Pop,” New Yorker, May 9, 2005.
Smith, Roberta. “From a Mushroom Cloud, a Burst of Art Reflecting Japan.” New York Times, April 8, 2005.
Stevens, Mark. “Toxic Cuteness: At the Japan Society’s ‘Little Boy,’ Hiroshima Leads Directly to Hello Kitty.” New York Magazine, April 18, 2005.
Sutton, Gloria.  “Ecstasy: In and About Altered States.” MOCA The Contemporary
(September-November 2005): 4-6.
“Takashi Murakami: Japan's Andy Warhol.” Week, April 29, 2005.
Tomii, Reiko. “Ritoru Bōi-ten: Murakami Takashi, isse-ichidai no yashinteki kikaku.” [Little Boy Exhibit: Takashi Murakami, Ambitious Project of a Lifetime], Shin-bijutsu Shinbun, April 21, 2005.
“20nin no Nihonjin’ ga, katatta ‘watashi no aikokushin.” [20 Japanese Recount what Patriotism Means to Them], GQ (Japan) (August 2005): 159.
Vagheggi, Paolo. “Takashi Murakami: Fumetti e moda arriva dal Giappone l'arte di stupire.” La Repubblica, November 7, 2005.
Vogel, Carol. “The Murakami Influence,” New York Times, April 6, 2005.
 
2004                 
“Art is Good Business.” Elle (Taiwan) (September 2004): 214–215.
Asano, Masahiko. “Āto to otaku no suteki na kaigō.” [A Beautiful Meeting of Art and Otaku], Replicant (Summer 2004): 108–115.
Bizio, Silvia, and Barbara Casavecchia. “6 Chiavi per Entrare Nel Futuro.” La
Repubblica delle Donne (March 2004):145–154.
Castroviejo, Julen Alvarez. “Poku: The Japanese Influence.” Lapiz (June 2004): 34–45.
Chang, Alexandra.  “Takeo Baba: Reinventing the Self.” Art Asia Pacific, Winter 2004, 30–32.
Charlesworth, JJ. “Under the influence.” ArtReview (September 2004): 30–31.
Deitz, Paula. “Rice Patty in the Sky.” New York Times Magazine, March 7, 2004.
Fujimori, Nanami. “Hontō ni yaritai no wa animēshon nandesu.” [What I really want to do is animation], OCS News, February 27, 2004.
Gardner, Belinda Grace. “Blumenkind.” Architektur & Wohnen, (October–November 2004): 46.
Hayser, Kitty. “Superflat,” Artforum 42, no. 2 (October 2004): 129, 286.
“Inochi.” Bjyutsutecho (July 2004): 11-12.
“Kachi wo tsutaeru waza wa aru ka.” [Is there a way to communicate value?],
Asahi Shinbun, March 7, 14, 21, 2004.
Konpa, Naruhiro, Katsuo Mizuguchi, Takashi Murakami, and Jeffrey Poe. “Āto ga kōkoku sareta hi.” [The day art became an advertisement], Kōkoku Hihyō (July 2004): 125–138.
Maneker, Marion. “Early Bids.” New York Magazine, May 10, 2004.
McGee, Suzanne. “Cool Art, Hot Prices.” Barron’s, May 10, 2004.
Mattick, Paul.  “Takashi Murakami.” Art in America (January 2004).
Murakami, Takashi. “SATOERI Ko2 Chan Project 2004.” GQ Magazine Japan (July 2004): 187–203.
Murakami, Takashi, and Katy Siegel. “On the Level.” Artforum 42, no. 2 (October 2004): 155.
“Nihon no kao.” [The face of Japan], Bungei Shunjū (May 2004).
Ollman, Leah.  “Art that’s Instantly Gratifying.” Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2004.
Patterson, Anders. “Bubble or squeak?” ArtTactic (February 2004).
Polsky, Richard. “Art Market Guide 2004.” Artnet, December 23, 2004.
Powhida, Willam. “The Colorful World of Takashi Murakami.” Antiquer (March 2004): 34–35.
Prose, Francine. “Tokyo Godfather.” Black Book (Fall 2004): 184–189.
Schimmel, Paul. “Best of 2004.” Artforum 42, no. 4 (December 2004): 168–169.
“Sensō ni shōsha wa inai.” [There are no victors in war], Asahi Shinbun, January 27, 2004, 27.
Sheperd, John. “Defining Moment: The Eye-Popping Work of Takashi Murakami Brings
New Airiness to Midtown Manhattan.” March 2004.
Sirmans, Franklin.  “Between the Lines.” Art Asia Pacific, Winter 2004, 12.
Terrell, Kenneth. “Art That’s Seriously Cute,” U.S. News, December 29–January 5, 2004.
Thomas, Kelly Levine. “The 10 Most Expensive Living Artists.” ARTnews (May 2004): 118.
Von Ute, Thon. “Angriff der Kulleraugen.” Art Das Kunstmagazine (July 2004): 40–51.
Wilson, Rebecca. “Power 100: 10th, Takashi Murakami.” ArtReview (November 2004): 66.
Yanagihara, Hanya. “The Wonderful World of Murakami.” Departures (September 2004): 172–177, 202–203.
 
2003                 
Adato, Allison, Ann Driscoll and Christian Storms. “New York braces for an Alien Invasion.” People, September 15, 2003, 75–76.
Barker, Godfrey. “Smile! Your Prices Have Just Gone Up.” ArtReview (July-August 2003): 23–25.
Bernard, Kate. “Out on the Toon.” Tatler (February 2003).
Bonisteel, Sara. “Factory Man, New York Gets its Second Wave of Murakami as the Japanese ‘Warhol’ Transforms Rock Center.” New York Resident, August 25, 2003.
Browne, A. “When Takashi Met Marc.” V 22, March-April 2003.
Budick, Ariella. “Meet ‘Mr. Pointy’: You’ll Find Takashi Murakami Teasing You Somewhere between High and Low Art.” Newsday, September 21, 2003.
Clem, Chivas. “Vuitton’s Got a Brand New Bag.” Time Out (New York), May 1–8, 2003, 61.
Chen, Aric. “Paste-Testing the New Wallpaper.” New York Times, February 13, 2003.
Curiger, Bice. “The Economy of Attention: Art and Radical Thinking in Times of Strategic Consensus.” The Parkett Series with Contemporary Artists 69 (December 2003): 170–171.
Frederick, Jim. “What’s Right with Japan.” Time Magazine (Japan), August 11, 2003.
Frederick, Jim. “Move Over, Andy Warhol.” Time Magazine (Japan), May 26, 2003, 42–44.
Friedman, Tom. “Superflat Mongram.” New York Sun, May 1, 2003.
Fujimori, Nanami. “Honto ni yaritai no wa animeshon nandesu.” OCS News, February 2003.
Garry, Gregory. “Making a Pointy.” Flaunt Magazine, October 2003.
Gardner, James. “Eyeball on Rock Center.” New York Post, September 17, 2003.
Halle, Howard. “Anime Kingdom.” Time Out (New York), September 18–25, 2003, 22–23.
Henry, Clare. “An Installation Full of Hot Air.” Financial Times, September 17, 2003.
Huckbody, Jaime. “Shooting from the Hip.” I-D Magazine (February 2003): 80–85.
Howe, Jeff. “The Two Faces of Takashi Murakami.” Wired (November 2003): 180–185.
Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review.” New York Times, May 2, 2003.
Johnson, Ken. “O Enigma Perched on a Lotus Throne, What's on Your Mind?” New York Times, September 26, 2003.
“Ima sekai wo nigiwasu, Tokyo no poppukarucha.” Figaro (Japon), September 23, 2003.
Kageyama, Yuri. “Japan's Andy Warhol, Crosses Art with the Mart.” Island Life, July 13, 2003.
“Kate Moss Design.” W, September 2003, 436–437, 453.
Kelmachter, Helene. “KaiKai Kiki and the Gods of Art.” Cartier 6 (2003): 82–85.
Kojima, Yayoi. Invitation, September 23, 2003, 16.
Kojima, Yayoi. “Frontview.” Invitation (November 2003): 16.
Griffin, Tim. “Left Wanting.” Artforum 42, no. 1 (September 2003): 180-181, 246, 251.
La Ferla, Ruth. “Front Row.” New York Times, April 8, 2003.
Maneker, Marion. “The Giant Cartoon Landing at Rockerfeller Center.” New York Times, August 24, 2003.
Menkes, Suzy. “Making a Point.” International Hearld Tribune, September 16, 2003.
Muchnic, Suzanne. “Newer Art Shows It Has Legs.” Los Angeles Times, May 19, 2003.
“Murakami Journal: In New York.” Brutus, September 15, 2003, 126–143.
“Murakami Mushroom Mania Rocks Rock Center.” Artnet, September 10, 2003.
Nakamura, Marie-Pierre. “Takashi Murakami.” Art Actuel (November-December 2003): 82.
Nakamori, Yasufumi. “Murakami Takashi no Kaigai SenruyakuKyoten was Yappari Nyuyoku ni.” Bijutsu Techo, September 1, 2003, 89.
Odajima, Hitoshi. “Ai wo fukkatsu saseru geijutsuka.” Chuo Koron (October 2003): 9–11.
Peers, Alexandra. “Hot Today, Cold Tomorrow?” Wall Street Journal, November 17, 2003.
Polsky, Richard. “Art Market Guide 2003: Takashi Murakami.” Artnet, October 11, 2003.
Ratnam, Niru. “Interview.” I-D Magazine (February 2003): 86–88.
Rothbart, Daniel. “The Floating Art World.” NY Arts (September-October 2003): 14–25.
Siegal, Katy. “Planet Murakami.” ArtReview (Winter 2003): 46–53.
Siegel, Katy. “Takashi Murakami.” Artforum 41, no. 10 (Summer 2003): 185.
Silberman, Vanessa. “Comic Imagery: No Laughing Matter for Today's Artists.” Art Business News, 46, 68.
Shu, Tomiko. “Anytime Reversed.” Studio Voice (November 2003): 17.
Steinberg, Marc. “Characterizing a New Seriality: Murakami Takashi’s DOB Project.” Parachute, April 1, 2003.
Stewart, Amy Smith. “Takashi Murakami: Superflat Monogram.” Contemporary 52 (2003): 76.
“Takashi Murakami.” New Yorker, September 29, 2003.
“Venetsia kara EISAI e.” Bijutsu Techo, September 9, 2003, 89–94.
Vogel, Carol. “And It’s Not Even Christmas.” New York Times, September 10, 2003.
Vogel, Carol. “A New Friend for Mr. Pointy.” New York Times, September 12, 2003.
Vogel, Carol. “A Showcase Outdoors.” New York Times, May 23, 2003.
Ulmer, Brigitte. “Der Star Des Kunst-Pop.” Bolero, September 2003, 44–47.
 
2002                 
Aidin, Rose.Fashion Imitating Art.” Telegraph Magazine, (November 2002): 50–53.
Aidin, Rose. “Tokyo Rising.” Vogue (UK) (November 2002): 75–78.
Bourbon, Aude de. “Kawaii Murakami.” Chronic Art (Summer 2002): 65.
Cazenave, Francois. “Les Manga chez Cartier.” Air France (June 2002): 156.
Denny, Ned. “Cartoon Death.” New Statesman, November 25, 2002.
Firmin-Didob, Catherine. “Une sous-culture qui s’assume.” Telerama (August 2002): 17–18.
Goumarre, Laurent. “La Violence du Joli.” Tetu (July-August 2002): 106–108.
Hackworth, Nick. “Disturbing Visit to ‘Toon Town.’” Evening Standard (London), November 14, 2002.                                   
Itoi, Kay. “Japanese Generation Takes Off. Artnews (Summer 2002): 90.
Laubard, Charlotte. “Strategic Fantasy.” Technikart (July-August 2002): 42–45.
Loyante, Benjamin. “Ici Commence le Pays de M. Murakami.” Connaisance des Arts (July-August 2002): 18.
Martin, Maia de. “Delire Murakami et Planete Coloriage.” Art Actuel (July-August 2002): 15–18.
Milroy, Sarah. “Art Imitating Technology Imitating Life.” Globe and Mail, March 18, 2002.
Peers, Alexandra. “Takashi Murakami.” Art Journal, November 8, 2002.
Roberts, James. “Magic Mushrooms.” Frieze, no. 70 (October 2002): 66–71.
“Runway Report.” Harper's Bazaar, January 2002, 29.
Rosenblum, Robert. “Takashi Murakami.” Artforum 40, no. 9 (May 2002): 80.
Royce, Julia. “Candy Pop.” Elle (UK), December 2002, 59.
Scott, Michael. “Nuts, Bolts & Blood.” Vancouver Sun, February 7-14, 2002.
Socha, Miles. “Artistic License.” W, December 2002, 222.
Sternberg, Claude. “Y a de la joie!” Femme (June 2002): 58–59.
“What Inspires You?: #20 Takashi Murakami.” Face (November 2002): 190-194.
 
2001                 
Abbe, Mary. “Japanese Youth Culture Explodes in Walker Art Center Show.” Star Tribune, July 20, 2001.
Albertini, Rosanna. “Superflat.” Art Press (May 2001): 12–14.
Beyer, Charles. “Murakami’s Mad World.” Gotham (March 2001): 206–207.
Cooper, Jacqueline. “Superflat.” New Art Examiner, September-October 2001, 58–65.
Corrigan, Susan. “Biff! Bang! Pow! Japan Goes Pop.” i-D Magazine (May 2001): 106–110.
Cotter, Holland. “Carving a Pop Niche in Japan's Classical Tradition.” New York Times, June 24, 2001.
Darling, Michael. “Plumbing the Depths of Superflatness.” Art Journal, Spring 2001, 76–89.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Pop Go the Usual Boundaries.” Los Angeles Times, January 14, 2001.
Frank, Peter. “Cultural Flatland.” Art on Paper (March - April 2001): 22.
Fujitsu, Ryota. “Superflat: Battle of America.” Bijutsu Techo (April 2001): 179–190.
Fujiwara, Erimi. “Artists Without Borders.” Brutus (Japan) (September 2001): 30–75, 122–129.
Giono, Massimiliano. “Skin Deep.” Flash Art 34, no. 218 (May-June 2001): 98-99.
Gilman-Sevcik, Frantiska and Tim Gilman-Sevcik. “Their Fantasy.” Umelec, April 2001.
Gilman-Sevcik, Frantiska and Tim Gilman-Sevcik. “Post-Defeat Culture.” Umelec, April 2001.
Gopnik, Blake. “A Declaration of Resplendence.” Washington Post, July 22, 2001.
Gopnik, Blake. “Twisted 'Toys': Takashi Murakami's Pop Art.” Washington Post, July 15, 2001.
Grabner, Michelle. “Painting at the Edge of the World.” Frieze, no. 60 (June-August, 2001): 116–117.
Griffin, Tim. “Pop Connection.” Vogue, 188.
Hall, Emily. “High and Low Culture Collapse in the Nicest Possible Way.” Stranger, November 2001, 14–15.
Hageman, William. “Installment Plan.” Chicago Tribune, May 10, 2001.
Harvey, Doug. “P.O.'d: On MOCA's ‘Public Offerings’.” LA Weekly, May 11-17, 2001.
Harvey, Doug. “Superflat at Museum of Contemporary Art.” Artissues (March-April 2001): 53.
Lanaconne, Carmine. “Superflat.” Frieze, no. 60 (June-August 2001): 118.
Ismail. “Takashi Murakami: Acquired.” Men’s Uno (December 2001): 70–71.
Itoi, Kay. “Pop Goes the Artist.” Newsweek, July-September 2001, 86–87.
Itoi, Kay. “The Wizard of DOB.” Artnews (March 2001): 134–137.
Itoi, Kay. “Japan’s Year of Narakami,” Artnet (October 2001).
Johnson, Ken. “The Innocent Yet Sinister Aspects of Japanese Animation.” New York Times, August 24, 2001.
Kaplan, Cheryl. “Takashi Murakami: Lite Hapiness + The Super Flat.” Flash Art 34, no. 219 (July-September 2001): 94–97.
Kasahara, Chiaki. “Superflat: Going to America,” Kokoku Hihyo, no. 247 (March 2001): 117-124.
Kelsey, John. “Takashi Murakami.” Artext: 78.
Knight, Christopher. “Flat-Out Profound.” Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2001.
Knight, Christopher. “A World of Pleasures.” Los Angeles Times, July 17, 2001.
Kurtz, Katie. “Superflat.” Art Access (December 2001-January 2002): 12–13.
Lefkowitz, David.  “Edgy: Painting at the Edge of the World at Walker Art Center.” New Art Examiner (September-October 2001): 66–71, 103.
Marks, Peter. “A Japanese Artist Goes Global.” New York Times, July 25, 2001, B1, B5.
Muchnic, Suzanne. “Ascent of the Early Risers.” Los Angeles Times, April 1, 2001.
Nakamura, Eric. “The Year Otaku Broke.” Art & Text no. 73 (May–July 2001): 36–39.
Nakamura, Eric. “Superfly.” Giant Robot, no. 21 (2001): 24–28.
Pagel, David. “Before Their Art Was Famous.” Los Angeles Times, 2001.
Pagel, David. “Takashi Murakami: Meet Japan's Pop Art Samurai.” Interview (March 2001): 188–191.
Pardo, Patrick. “Flat in Japan.” NYArts (April 2001).
Poli, Francesca. “Let’s Entertain: Takashi Murakami.” Tema Celeste (March-April 2001): 54-59.
Raverty, Dennis. “Visions From a Sinking World: Japanese Anime at the Des Moines Art Center.” New Art Examiner (September-October 2001): 53–57.
Richards, Frances. “Takashi Murakami.” Artforum 40, no. 1 (September 2001): 192–93.
Rubinstein, Raphael. “In the Realm of the Superflat.” Art in America, 110–115.
Scott, Andrea K. “Mushroom.” Time Out (New York), 53.
Smith, Roberta. “Takashi Murakami: Marianne Boesky Gallery, Grand Central Terminal.” New York Times, April 6, 2001, B36.
Stevens, Lennox. “Superfreaky!: Superflat.” Entertainment Today, March 23–29, 2001, 6. “Special Feature: Takashi Murakami.” Bijutsu Techo 53, no. 812 (November 2001): 9–12.
Swartley, Ariel.  “For the Pop Culturati, Patterns That Say Cool.” New York Times, April 22, 2001, 2.37.
Tumlir, Jan. “Tenth Reunion.” Artforum 39, no. 6 (February 2001).
Walker, Hollis. “Mr. Outside Becomes Mr. Inside - For Now.” Wall Street Journal,
June 26, 2001.
Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. “Takashi Muakami.” Art & Auction (November 2001): 121–122.
Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. “Satellites.” Black Book (Spring 2001): 38.
Wong, Martin. “Super Duper Flat.” Artbyte (June 2001): 58–63.
“Working Proof.” Art on Paper (July-August 2001).
                                   
2000                 
Bates, Rob. “A Different Toon.” Smock (July 2000).
Bensinger, Ken. “Art & Money: The Gift That Might Start Giving.” Wall Street Journal, December 22, 2000.
DiPietro, Monty. “Seeing in the Rain.” Artnews (May 2000).
Matsui, Midori. “Japanese Innovators.” Flash Art 33, no. 210 (January-February 2000): 90–91.
 
1999                                   
Fujimori, Manami. Bijutsu Techo (April 1999): 133.
Galloway, Munro. “Expos/Reviews.” Art Press (April 1999): 72–73.
Gomez, Edward M. “The Fine Art of Biting into Japanese Cuteness.” New York Times, July 18, 1999.
Greene, David A. “Exposure: Takashi Murakami.” Spin (March 1999): 64–65.
Kimmelman, Michael. “The Hudson Valley, Inside and Out: Center for Curatorial Studies Museum.” New York Times, July 30, 1999.
Kimmelmann, Michael. “Art for Explorers Out Past the Hubbub.” New York Times, 30 July 1999.
Knight, Christopher. “New Times Give Survey a New Focus: The Carnegie International May No Longer Be a Pioneer, But There Are Some Interesting Offerings.” Los Angeles Times, November 15, 1999.
Kusumi, Kiyoshi. “Takashi Murakami.” Bijutsu Techo (May 1999): 125–142.
Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices: Takashi Murakami.” Village Voice, February 16, 1999, 86.
Linnemeyer, Christian. “Po-ku die dekadente kunst.” Intro (May 1999): 18–19.
Pederson, Victoria. “Reviews.” Paper (February 1999).
Pinchpeck, Daniel. “A Montage of Photo Exhibitions.” Art Newspaper  no. 89 (February 1999).
Rimanelli, David. “Takashi Murakami, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York.” Artforum 38, no. 3 (November 1999): 134–135.
Saltz, Jerry. “Imitation Warhol.” Village Voice, August 31, 1999, 65.
Smith, Roberta. “Takashi Murakami.” New York Times, February 5, 1999.
Shelley, Ward and Erik Bakke. “Mob Rule Sculpture After Hanson.” NY Arts, 1999, 10–13.
“Takashi Murakami.” Juxtopoz 18 (January-February 1999).
Yehya, Naief. “La estetica de la abundancia de Takashi Murakami.” El Financiero, February 14, 1999.
 
1998                 
Darling, Michael. “The Fire Hose Lariats of Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe in Santa Monica.” dART International (Fall 1998).
“Close Up: Takashi Murakami.” design plex 12, no. 20 (December 1998): 6–17.
Friis-Hansen, Dana. “Takashi Murakami.” Grand Street 65 (1998): 216–221.
Goldberg, Itzhak. “Art Et Humour.” Beaux Arts no. 171 (August 1998).
Gropp, Rose-Maria. “Life in the Perfect World of Art.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, November 14, 1998.
Hickey, Dave. “The Best of 1998.” Artforum 37, no.4 (December 1998): 94–95.
Matsuura, Ohka. “Seeking the Creative Origin.” i magazine, no. 33 (December 1998): 14–25.
Joyce, Julie. “Star Blazers: New Pop from Japan.” Art Issues (September-October 1998): 23–25.
Madoff, Steven Henry. “Pop Surrealism-exhibit at Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.” Artforum 36, no. 2 (October 1998).
Matsui, Midori. “Takashi Murakami.” Index (November-December 1998).
Molinari, Guido. “Takashi Murakami.” Flash Art 31, no. 199 (March-April 1998): 106.
Murakami, Takashi. “POP+OTAKU+PO+KU.” Big (1998).
Pagel, David. “Reviews.” Los Angeles Times, July 3, 1998.
Tumlir, Jan. “Takashi Murakami at Blum & Poe.” LA Weekly, July 17–23, 1998, 61.
 
1997                 
Hara, Makiko. “Contemporary Japanese Art: Young Artists, Consumer Culture and Internationalization.” Parachute (October-December 1997).
Pagel, David. “Paintings in Midst of Generational Conflict.” Los Angeles Times, August 1, 1997.
Matsui, Midori. “Tokyo Pop.” Flash Art 30, no. 197 (November-December 1997): 110.
Sawaragi, Noi. “Takashi Murakami.” World Art (Summer 1997): 76.
 
1996                 
Alleti, Vince and Kim Levin. “Fair Game.” Village Voice, May 21, 1996.
Higa, Karen. “Some Thoughts on National and Cultural Identity: Art by Contemporary Japanese and Japanese American Artists.” Art Journal (Fall 1996).
Odagiri, Hiroshi. “Art or Not Art: That is the Question.” Model Graphix, October 25, 1996.
Sawaragi, Noi. “Konnichiwa Mr. DOB!” World Art (Summer 1997): 76.
Shin, Masa. “Vitamin Culture.” DiBi DiBi Paper (April 1996).
 
1995                 
Kent, Sarah. “Don’t look now…” Time Out (New York), June 28–July 5, 1995.
Larsen, Lars Bang. “Japan Today.” Flash Art 28, no. 185 (November-December 1995).
Levin, Kim. “Voices Choices.” Village Voice, May 1995.
Nilsson, Hakan. “Japan Art Today at Louisiana.” Material (Autumn 1995).
O’Hara, Gail. “Buying Japanese: Dreamy things come in shapely packages.” Time Out (New York), October 4–11, 1995.
 
1994                 
Bellars, Peter. “If you can't beat 'em.” Asahi Evening News, July 17, 1994.
Luffy, Carol. “Japanese Art: Young Crowd, Wide Horizons.” Artnews (November 1994): 124-128.
 
1993                                   
Blum, Timothy and Jon Kessler. “Made in Japan: Otaku: Home Alone.” Documents (February 1993): 31–36.
 
1992               
Friis-Hansen, Dana. “Review.” Japan Times Weekly, March 7, 1992.
Friis-Hansen, Dana. “Japan Today: Empire of the Goods, Young Japanese Artists and the Commodity Culture.” Flash Art 25, no. 163 (March-April 1992): 78–81.
Fujiwara, Erimi. “Takashi Murakami Conceptual Art of the New Generation.” JA (March 1992).
Sawaragi, Noi and Fumio Nanjo. “Japan Today: Dangerously Cute.” Flash Art 25, no. 163 (March-April 1992): 75–77.
Yoshikawa, Yoshio, Yukako Yoshikawa. Katachi, no. 20 (Spring 1992).


Projects and Collaborations                                  
Comme des Garçons
Issey Miyake
Kanye West
Lammfrom
Louis Vuitton
Lucien Pellat-Finet
Hiroshi Fujiwara
Pharrell Williams
T-shirt
Supreme Skateboard
Vogue Nippon

Public Collections
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, NY
Contemporary Art Museum, Kanazawa, Japan
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Shoji, Kaori. "Murakami's 'Jellyfish Eyes' Blends Kawaii and Creepy into a Postquake Critique." Japan Times, April 26, 2013.
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Pagel, David. "Takashi Murakami Captivates at Blum & Poe." Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2013.
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Smith, Roberta. “Japan’s Collective Unconscious.” New York Times, April 8, 2005.
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Smith, Roberta, Art With Baggage in Tow, New York Times, April 4, 2008.
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Knight, Christopher, Hello, creepy cutie, The Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2007.
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Lee, Pamela M. Economies of Scale, ArtForum, October 2007.
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Tully, Judd. Master of the Universe. Art + Auction. October 2007.
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Kaplan, Cheryl. Takashi Murakami: Lite Hapiness + The Super Flat, Flash Art, July-September 2001.
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Lublow, Arthur. “The Murakami Method.” New York Times Magazine.
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