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Murakami Makes Over Fashion Luminaries in New Harper’s Bazaar Portraits

Following his photo shoot with model Angela Lindvall for Harper’s Bazaar last November, Superflat artist Takashi Murakami is once again teaming up with the magazine for his first foray into portraiture. Slated to be to included in the magazine’s March issue (and released online yesterday), the commissioned portraits feature some major designers including Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and Donatella Versace, just in time for New York Fashion Week. Murakami’s signature vibrant characters are the backdrop for his distorted subjects, whose images were sent to him for manipulation.

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New York Dealer Hudson Dies at 63

New York art dealer Hudson passed away unexpectedly at the age of 63 of natural causes on Sunday. As the founder of Lower East Side gallery Feature Inc., Hudson nurtured the careers of many  artists including Takashi Murakami, B. Wurtz, and Tom Friedman.

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Instagrams of the Art World: Philippe Vergne Meets Jeffrey Deitch, and More

One day after news broke that Dia Art Foundation director Philippe Vergne was slated to be L.A. MOCA’s new director, this image was snapped of Vergne seen here with outgoing MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The two must have been taking in a little theater, as Theaster Gates was performing his 2012 work “See, Sit, Sup, Sing: Holding Court” at the museum as part of its series “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art.” Adding further mystery to the image, Jewish Museum deputy director Jens Hoffmann, who took the pic, wrote, “History in the making Philip getting his first check from Jeffrey.” He later clarified, “Jeffry is donating $500 to LA MOCA.” Priceless. (more…)

Instagrams of the Art World: Fashion Week, Openings, Sheep, and Sexy Body Pillows

With the busiest week in the art world colliding with Fashion Week, there was a lot of fashion popping up in galleries and museum. The Jewish Museum staged a fashion show for geometry-inspired fashion collective threeASFOUR, in conjunction with their upcoming installation “Mer Ka Ba.” Here’s a shot from the show taken by the museum’s deputy director Jens Hoffmann. (more…)

Instagrams of the Art World: The Pines, Secret Gardens, and Backseat Portraits

We couldn’t get enough of artist K8 Hardy’s summery collage of people waiting for the ferry in The Pines, Fire Island. (more…)

See Takashi Murakami Screaming With “The Scream” During His Visit to Oslo

On Friday, during a visit to Oslo — where his work is included in an exhibition at the Astrup Fearnley MuseetTakashi Murakami paid a visit to the Nasjonalmuseet, the National Museum of Norway, which owns one of the four versions of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” (more…)

Watch the Teaser Trailer for Murakami’s Feature Film Debut, “Jellyfish Eyes”

On April 26, 2013, Takashi Murakami will unleash his first feature-length film on Japanese audiences. The mixed live-action and animation movie, “Mememe no kurage” (or “Jellyfish Eyes”), is part post-earthquake fantasy, part coming-of-age allegory. It concerns a young boy whose family moves to an experimental community after a quake destroys their town. In the new city, every kid is paired with a miniature monster who feeds on the child’s anger. (more…)

Highlights From ABMB’s VIP Day, From Kruger and Holzer to Acconci and Murakami

This morning at 10am Art Basel Miami Beach staff were getting ready to greet today’s VIP visitors to the fair (above), and just an hour later the line of important people waiting to get into the fair was huge (see below). But, once inside, they were treated to the massive fair’s choicest offerings, as gallerists laid out their best for early bird collectors — the the press. Below, see some of ARTINFO’s favorite sightings from today’s VIP preview. (more…)

Takashi Murakami’s New York Studio Is Definitely Not Psychedelic

Japanese Superflat founder Takashi Murakami’s New York studio and office, an outpost of his company Kaikai Kiki, is pretty much the opposite of the artist’s crazily colorful, hallucinogenic work. The building, created by HWKN architects, is elegantly minimal, precisely controlled, and flexible for art production purposes. Check out some photos of the space below. (more…)

What Does the Name of Takashi Murakami’s New Berlin Gallery Mean?

Japanese Superflat founder Takashi Murakami is opening a branch of his Kaikai Kiki art company in Germany, complete with a gallery space called Hidari Zingaro Berlin. It’s the company’s first space opened outside of Japan, and it launches this week alongside Berlin Gallery Weekend. But those unfamiliar with Japanese art historical niches (Murakami has a PhD, after all) might not know where the name comes from.

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