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Takashi Murakami

Street Art, Orgies & Car Crashes: The Work Of Miss Bugs

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.19.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

A stunningly horrendous car crash. A windshield smashed in by a wooden stump. A shard of white light cutting sharply through a smoke cloud which rises...

Murakami Erects Erotic Show In London

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

Takashi Murakami's latest group of paintings explores his complex ambivalence to the legacy of cosmopolitan painter Kuroda Seiki, who brought Western-...

Highlights This Week: Michelangelo, GIFs & Gitmo

Posted 09.14.2011 | Arts

There's never a dull moment here on HuffPost Arts. This week Sean Connery's nude painting made headlines, paintings gave a view within the walls of Gu...

WATCH: Takashi Murakami Thinks His Art Is Overpriced

Bloomberg | Posted 09.11.2011 | Arts

Takashi Murakami's sexually charged exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery in London is filled with towering sculptures of erotic school girls and male and f...

PLAN ForYourArt: July 7-13

Bettina Korek | Posted 09.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The Hammer courtyard turns electric in July for an ongoing series of free concerts featuring emerging bands. KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox will spin between sets by Graffiti6 and East Conference Champions.

Takashi Murakami Doodles For Google

csmonitor.com | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts

Japanese hipster-turned-multimillionaire artist Takashi Murakami’s trademark psychedelic flower faces, narcotized eyes, and menacing mouths have bee...

Here Comes The Sun

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 08.20.2011 | Technology

Let the sunshine in! June 21 is the first day of summer (in the Northern Hemisphere), and Google is commemorating it with a bright logo by contempo...

Happy Anniversary, HuffPost Arts!

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Today marks the first year since we launched HuffPost Arts. What a long way we've come.

Art World Raises Awareness & Money For Japan Earthquake Relief

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

While Japan struggles to recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, artists and arts organizations around the wor...

Murakami Cancels GEISAI#15 In The Wake Of Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Jessica Menda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Following the tragic events that resulted from the earthquake on March 11, 2011 in Japan, artist Takashi Murakami issued a statement cancelling GEISAI...

King or Queen for a Day: Luxury Accommodations at Versailles

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

For anyone who's ever fantasized about the opulent life of French royalty in the Old Regime -- minus the Revolutionary bloodletting -- Jean-Jacques Ai...

Highlights & Milestones: HuffPost Arts Celebrates 2010

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

2010-12-31-Screenshot20101231at8.54.45AM.pngIt's hard to believe we launched HuffPost Arts less than six months ago.

Christmas of Cool: The Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

The Peter Norton Family Christmas Art Project is the epitome of cool. Beyond the beauty, the process and its production benefits many people in very interesting ways.

Artlog's Top Art and Culture Picks

Artlog | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Artlog

The NYC art scene is back in full swing: you can eat dinner amidst biblical and art historical allusions or play a larger-than-life video game.

THANKSGIVING 2010: Art We Are Thankful For | From Centerpieces To Parade Floats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

'Tis the season for giving thanks, and we on the Arts page are thankful for art (and of course you, dear reader). From ornately decorated tables to ar...

Simon Says, It's Open House

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

Let the drum-rolls begin -- Simon dePury, the market-savvy chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company, was at hand to christen the new Park Avenue location for the inaugural preview of the Part 1-Contemporary Art Evening Sale.

PHOTOS: INTERNATIONAL ART: From Murakami To Monet: 10 Things To See In Paris During FIAC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

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Highlights This Week: From Caves To Skin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Arts page this week has been a hotbed of debate - the past, present, and (questionable) future of art have been under scrutiny. From Jeff Koons' ...

Contemporary Art In Versailles: Addressing The Controversy

Takashi Murakami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Takashi Murakami

As my French counterparts explained to me many times over the frenetic week of press conferences, parties, and interviews that marked the opening of m...

Art Exhibit While You Shop? Fashion Boutiques Are The New Art Galleries

Brand X | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

When Louis Vuitton's 20,000-square-foot flagship opened on New Bond Street in London this spring, the coveted fashions and handbags weren't the only t...

HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK: From Murakami In Versailles To Brooklyn Street Art

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This week on the Arts page: Takashi Murakami blogged about his upcoming exhibition at Versailles, some of the top films on view at the Venice Film Fes...

'Flower Matango', Murakami's Latest Exhibit, Set To Open At Versailles

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

PARIS — It's just about the last thing you'd expect to see in the Hall of Mirrors, the long, gilded gallery that's considered the jewel of Franc...

My Versailles Exhibition, Unveiled at Last

Takashi Murakami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Takashi Murakami

2010-09-07-imagepull.jpgThe art market is now being asked to develop new concepts for the next generation. It is my great hope that this show at Versailles will reflect these circumstances.

Britney Spears In A Wedding Dress, Veil (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Britney Spears appears on the cover of Pop magazine (via ONTD), dressed as a manga-inspired bride in a shoot directed by Takashi Murakami. Inside she ...

Sotheby's To Auction Lehman Brothers Art Valued At Over $10 Million

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More than 400 works from the corporate contemporary art collection once displayed at Lehman Brothers will be auctioned this fall to h...