Called the Andy Warhol of Japan, Takashi Murakami has invited over 100,000 Instagram followers to take selfies with him at Gagosian Gallery in New York on Saturday. The post reads: “If you are in NY this Saturday, January 10th, meet me at 12:30pm at my show at @gagosiangallery W24th Street for my first #InstaMeet- Let’s take a photo like this together!”
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Pharrell has been all over the art world lately, most recently mugging on the cover of W’s art issue and curating a show at Galerie Perrotin in Paris. Now, the giant-hat-wearing musician has released a remix of “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)” — the theme song of Takashi Murakami’s first feature length film “Jellyfish Eyes.” Murakami has made a promotional video for the remix that features anime versions of Pharrell, Murakami, and characters from the film dancing in a psychedelic outer space setting. Check it out below.
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
We couldn’t get enough of artist K8 Hardy’s summery collage of people waiting for the ferry in The Pines, Fire Island. (more…)
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…)