In collaboration with RxART, Takashi Murakami has transformed the CT/PET Scan Suite at the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, by wrapping the walls and CT/PET scanner itself with a vibrant landscape featuring his signature smiling flowers. The installation has turned the once intimidating room—in which over 2,500 scans are performed each year—into an uplifting space, in an effort to alleviate the anxiety that many pediatric patients feel when they receive scans.
Takashi Murakami’s transformation of the CT/PET Scan Suite at the Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC. Artwork © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: Kenson Noel
In his New York City studio, Takashi Murakami discusses his three-decade-long practice, in which he blends traditional and modern art techniques to create enormous paintings with a visual power unmatched in contemporary art. This video was produced by the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in conjunction with Murakami’s major retrospective The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, presented by the museum in 2017.
Still from “Takashi Murakami.” Artwork © Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd. All rights reserved
In this video, Takashi Murakami speaks with Justin Paton, head curator of international art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. The pair discuss the monumental installation at the heart of the museum’s exhibition Japan Supernatural, Murakami’s melding of pop culture and fine art, and his profound interest in reimagining Japanese art history for the present day.
Still from “In Conversation: Takashi Murakami and Justin Paton”
Ed Ruscha to kick off new season of Gagosian’s online series
Launching September 16, 2020
Gagosian is unveiling a new vision for the Artist Spotlight series that will operate independently of our exhibition program. This will cement the platform’s status as a vibrant aspect of the gallery’s programming that allows artists to operate imaginatively beyond the physical exhibition format.
The second season of Artist Spotlight—a series that focuses on an individual artist for one week each month—premieres on September 16, 2020, with a new project by legendary artist Ed Ruscha. A selection of works by preeminent artists—including John Currin, Takashi Murakami, Nathaniel Mary Quinn, and Rachel Whiteread—will debut this fall. For updates, please contact the gallery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ed Ruscha. Photo: Sten Rosenlund
Takashi Murakami and Supreme
COVID-19 Relief Fund T-shirt
Takashi Murakami has collaborated with the fashion brand Supreme to create an original T-shirt to raise funds for HELP USA. Over a million dollars in proceeds from the sale of the shirt have been donated to the nonprofit to support youth and families facing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Takashi Murakami and Supreme T-shirt
Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh
In this episode of ComplexCon(versations), Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh discuss their individual interests, influences, and styles, as well as their revolutionary collaborations.
The Un-Private Collection
Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer
The Broad, Los Angeles, presents a conversation between Takashi Murakami and Pico Iyer, an author and longtime resident of Japan.
Jellyfish Eyes is a feature-length science-fiction fantasy movie directed by Takashi Murakami.
Gagosian App for iPad
Gagosian announces the release of issue 2 of the Gagosian App for iPad on September 22, 2011. Artists featured in this issue include Cecily Brown, John Chamberlain, Douglas Gordon, Arshile Gorky, Joel Morrison, Takashi Murakami, Elizabeth Peyton, Pablo Picasso, Ed Ruscha, Mark Tansey, Robert Therrien, and Andy Warhol.
In issue 2 experience Douglas Gordon’s film k.364 (2010)through a dual-channel 3-D room, explore the world of Robert Therrien as he transforms elements from everyday life into works of art that evoke mythic archetypes, and trace the evolution of economics over time through key figures identified in Mark Tansey’s EC 101 (2009), viewing fine-grained detail in high resolution with gigapixel zoom and artwork rotator. We also introduce the issue manager, which allows users to store and browse multiple issues at once.