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Takashi Murakami After Tōhoku

Matthew Israel | Posted 10.22.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Does religion exist at all in today's art world? Yes, but most often as documentary or anthropological art about religion. It's also been said that contemporary art viewing experiences are similar to traditional religious experiences.

SITE on "Unsettled Landscapes"

MutualArt | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Non-profit SITE Santa Fe has caught the attention of the global art world since its inception in 1995 for its series of innovative biennials that have included top contemporary artists from around the world.

New York's Best Alternative Escape for Summer 2014

Teri Johnson | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Teri Johnson

If you love to explore or collect art and happen to be in NYC this summer, a private tour of Waterfall Mansion should be a priority.

Anime Pharrell (And His Hat) Star In New Murakami Music Video

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.15.2014 | Arts

It's hard to say which is the bigger star in Pharrell's latest music video: Pharrell, or Hatsune Miku, the virtual Japanese "pop sensation" who does n...

Takashi Murakami Brings The Bizarre Back To DTLA

John Lopez | Posted 07.08.2014 | Los Angeles
John Lopez

The pure bizarreness of vision is something to behold: giant multi-rainbow-eyed worms, floating fungi, and anime princesses fighting what appear to be demented, sinister Pokemon. Basically, vintage Murakami.

Takashi Murakami's Smiley Faces On A Mushroom Cloud

Pico Iyer | Posted 07.05.2014 | World
Pico Iyer

Every time I look at the work of Takashi Murakami, I see both the super cute, charming surfaces for which Japan is rightly famous and all the demons that peek out behind them. He dreams up lovable blobs and dolls and oversized cuties to ask his compatriots what might be the cost of holding onto such childish things.

Takashi Murakami's First Feature Film Looks Insane

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

The signature "superflat" characters of visual artist Takashi Murakami are colorful, cute and expressive, much like the manga that inspires them. They...

This Is Not A Toy... It's Art

Posted 12.18.2013 | Arts

We've long awaited the day when toys will hang on museum walls, demanding the same attention as works on paper or canvas. The artistic privileging of ...

12 Books on the Ins and Outs of Collecting Contemporary Art

MutualArt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

Whether a beginner or a seasoned pro, there is something of interest on this list that will offer revelation into the inner workings of the art world, helping to keep the acquisition process about excitement, rather than the stress of negotiation.

A Chat with Boney James, Plus Queen V, Cameron The Public and SDG Exclusives, and Galen Hawthorne Reviews Moon Hooch

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Recently, critically-acclaimed alt rock band They Might Be Giants graced Iowa City's Englert Theater with their clever lyrics, energetic melodies and bizarre showmanship as part of a tour to promote their new album Nanobots.

A Very Famous Artist And His Dog

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts

Takashi Murakami's foray into superflat film officially began last month, with the premiere of his first feature-length movie, "Jellyfish Eyes." While...

In the Art Ring: Newcomer Artist vs. Heavyweight Champion

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Two new solo exhibitions that opened over the past week in L.A. Louver and Blum & Poe couldn't be more different. After all, sculptor Matt Wedel is ...

One Luxury Billionaire Collectors Cannot Afford

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The problem, as I see it, is that those extremely successful and extremely busy people simply cannot afford the luxury of spending time to educate themselves about art world beyond the headlines of the last few years.2013-03-07-koonstulippull.jpg

LOOK: Takashi Murakami Turns 51 Today

Posted 02.01.2013 | Arts

Today is the 51st birthday of Takashi Murakami, the Japanese contemporary artist and founder of Kaikai Kiki Co, Ltd. In case you aren't familiar with ...

Flea Turns 50: How Music Saved His Life and How He's Paying it Forward

Brandon Deroche | Posted 12.22.2012 | Entertainment
Brandon Deroche

When I arrived at Flea's Los Feliz house a few hours before his 50th birthday party and The Silverlake Conservatory of Music Fundraiser began, I had a feeling I'd remember everything I love about the sometimes seemingly morally decrepit city of LA.

Mr. 'Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings' at Lehmann Maupin Gallery (Video)

VernissageTV | Posted 11.24.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The current exhibition "Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings" at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York presents new works by Japanese artist Mr. The centerp...

Met Shows How Warhol Changed Everything

AP | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Andy Warhol's far-reaching impact on contemporary art is the subject of a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Regardi...

The Museum as Funhouse: Yayoi Kusama at the Whitney, Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum, Century of the Child at MoMA

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.04.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The wow kicks in early at these exceptional shows at museums uptown and down. First at the Whitney with Yayoi Kusama, next with Bridget Riley's Ghosts in the Machine at the New Museum, and at MoMA's Century of the Child.

Pharrell Williams' New Fashion Project

Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 08.02.2012 | Black Voices

Ever since Pharrell Williams came on the music scene as half of the production company and music group The Neptunes, he has proven that he's not of th...

Revisiting Childhood Fables

Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts

Fumi Nakamura's drawings contain all of the elements of a fairytale except the narrative flow itself. The drawings invoke the traditional characters w...

An Exhibition: LOUIS VUITTON -- MARC JACOBS

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Evelyne Politanoff

The Vuitton style patiently elaborated by Marc Jacobs swings back and forth from season to season in order to better define the "LV" woman who is always on the go, always in tune with her times.

Takashi Murakami's Ego Is Larger Than Life

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 02.09.2012 | Arts

Who would have thought otaku culture would make it to the Middle East? Takashi Murakami's latest exhibition, aptly titled "Ego," opens today in Do...

Singapore Art Museum Spotlights Local Artists and Global Collectors (VIDEOS)

VernissageTV | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
VernissageTV

The Singapore Art Museum currently presents two exhibitions that complement each other well. One shows contemporary Asian art from private collections around the world, the other has its focus on the young generation of artists living and working in Singapore.

Artist Spotlight: René Garcia, Jr.

Jessica Hoppe | Posted 03.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Jessica Hoppe

René, a renowned artist and founding member of the Project One Gallery in San Francisco, seeks to create art that is fun and accessible to all.

PHOTOS: The Art World's Greatest Party

Posted 01.08.2012 | Arts

Imagine a party with previous guests including Brangelina, Jeff Koons, Vera Wang, James Franco, Ed Ruscha, Miuccia Prada, Devendra Banhart and John Ba...