2022 Benefit Auction + Party
Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6–9pm
Drawing Center, New York
The Drawing Center’s annual Benefit Auction + Party takes place on Wednesday, September 28, with an evening of music and cocktails, and a silent auction featuring works on paper generously donated by more than eighty-five leading artists, including Takashi Murakami and Jonas Wood. Funds raised through this event provide crucial support for the Drawing Center’s ambitious roster of exhibitions, publications, education initiatives, and public programs.
Jonas Wood, Flowering Lithop, 2022 © Jonas Wood
Chasing the Eccentrics
Takashi Murakami in Conversation with Etsuko Price
Friday, May 20, 2022, 4:30pm
Japan House, Los Angeles
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Takashi Murakami: Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow, on view at the Broad, Los Angeles, from May 21 to September 25, 2022, this conversation between Takashi Murakami and Etsuko Price—who, with her husband Joe, has amassed an unparalleled collection of traditional Japanese art focused on the Edo period—will explore how traditional Japanese painting has influenced and inspired Murakami’s creative practice. Moderated by Yuko Kaifu, president of Japan House in Los Angeles, the conversation will also offer a window into the long friendship that Murakami and the Prices have developed over their passion for traditional Japanese art. The conversation will be in both Japanese and English. To attend the event in person or online, purchase tickets at eventbrite.com.
Left: Takashi Murakami. Right: Etsuko Price
Takashi Murakami × Absolut Art
Limited-Edition Print for the Kitchen
Takashi Murakami has partnered with Absolut Art in creating a limited-edition print—the second of three exclusive collaborations—to benefit the Kitchen, New York, on the occasion of the nonprofit space’s fiftieth anniversary. All proceeds will go toward a planned renovation, ensuring that it will remain a platform for artistic experimentation in its historic and beloved building. The signed print, Thank You for the Wonderful Destiny (2020), features Murakami’s signature smiling flowers and will be available exclusively through Absolut Art starting July 15. To register for the lottery to receive a link to purchase the work, visit www.absolutart.com.
Takashi Murakami signing his print Thank You for the Wonderful Destiny (2020) in his studio, Saitama, Japan. Artwork © 2020 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved
Haha Bangla Manus
November 26, 2020–May 2021
Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
Takashi Murakami’s 10-meter-tall sculpture Haha Bangla Manus (2020) has been installed at 66 Plaza in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. Cast in bronze and covered in gold leaf, the monumentally scaled sculpture—one of Murakami’s largest artworks to date—is decorated on all sides with the artist’s familiar flower motif, projecting diverse expressions of hope for the future. The project is a collaboration between the artist and Roppongi Hills; additional collaborations will be presented at various Roppongi Hills locations beginning in January 2021.
Takashi Murakami, Haha Bangla Manus, 2020, The Bloodstone Public Collection, installation view, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo © 2020 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved. Photo: RK
November 30, 2020–January 31, 2021
Gagosian is pleased to announce The Future, the sixth in a series of annual thematic exhibitions presented by Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch during Art Basel Miami Beach. Previously staged at the historic Moore Building in the Miami Design District, this year the collaborative project will be hosted on a new stand-alone website.
Ed Ruscha, The Future, 1999 © Ed Ruscha. Photo: Jeff McLane
Takashi Murakami and Tobias Berger
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 12–1pm EDT (5–6pm BST)
As part of Frieze Talks, a prerecorded conversation between Takashi Murakami and Tobias Berger, head of art at Tai Kwun Contemporary in Hong Kong, will be released. The pair discuss the artist’s practice and personal art collection, as well as his thoughts on communicating art and the power of collaboration. To watch, visit frieze.com.
Takashi Murakami. Photo: Ricardo Miyada
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
2019 Benefit Art Auction
Live auction: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8:30pm
Silent auction: November 1–16, 2019
Preview: November 12–16, 2019
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents its annual Benefit Art Auction on Saturday, November 16, with a cocktail reception and viewing of the available works, followed by a seated dinner and live auction. Works by leading artists, including Virgil Abloh, Theaster Gates, Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince, Sarah Sze, and Christopher Wool, have been donated. All proceeds support MCA programs and exhibitions. For information on works in the live or silent auctions, visit artsy.net. To attend the event, purchase tickets at mcachicago.org.
Richard Prince, Untitled, 2018 © Richard Prince
The Art of Wishes 2019
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Royal Horticultural Halls, London
Founded by philanthropist and Make‐A‐Wish UK patron Batia Ofer, the third annual Art of Wishes will feature a benefit auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish UK, a nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. In advance of the charity event, a preview of the artworks will be open to the public from September 19 to 20 at Phillips London in Berkeley Square. More than twenty artworks by leading international artists such as Virgil Abloh, Michael Craig‐Martin, Takashi Murakami, Richard Wright, and others will be included.
Richard Wright, Untitled, 2002 © Richard Wright
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30–8:30pm
Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Takashi Murakami will speak with Stephen Little, a curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, about his work, including the upcoming exhibition Takashi Murakami: GYATEI² at Gagosian, Beverly Hills. LACMA director Michael Govan will introduce the conversation. To attend the free event, register at my.lacma.org.
Photo: Chika Okazumi