Takashi Murakami Curated

Japanese Contemporary Artist


  • In Milan you introduced the idea behind surperflat, how do you define superflat?

  • Two years back your character kaikai and kiki joined the cast with other Disney characters at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Was that your goal as an artist to be as big as Disney?

  • Can you share your thought on the “skull and flower” piece?

  • Do you like to bridge a line between the commercial art and fine art?

  • How is art created in the Hiropon factory?

  • As a little kid when did you realise you were interested in art, manga or anime?

  • Why did Nihonga art style appeal to you more than animation?

  • Why did you abandon your PhD in Nihonga to pursue contemporary art?

  • How did the Fukushima disaster affect you as an artist?

  • As an artist what would be your next big project?

  • How did your earlier training helped you in your exhibition : The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg?

  • Would you tell us about how Mr.DOB came about and what he means to you today?

  • What are your high points or turning points that pushed you forward to your next work?

  • How did Louis Vuitton painting became your big turning point?

  • How did you arrive at the name The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg?

  • What motivated you to open up about your studio on social media and if that was a positive experience for you?

  • Most of the artist don’t like to share their working progress. What is your opinion about it?

  • Can you talk about your career and would you like to collaborate with brands like Louis Vuitton and Vans in future?

  • Is there something that we have missed beyond what you talk in terms of playfulness of your work?