Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

Music | Sound Off Mar 28, 2019

Hip-hop's anime crush is beautiful

by Dylan Foley

Takashi Murakami's work on Billie Eilish's new video for "You Should See Me in a Crown" is the latest example of Western music's ongoing love affair with Japanese anime. And while it may seem obvious — American kids who like anime and grow up ...

Takashi Murakami collects more than just his thoughts

Art Feb 16, 2016

Takashi Murakami collects more than just his thoughts

by John L. Tran

"Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection" is an exhibition of other people's work, amassed as the result of one man's phenomenally successful artistic career. It's evidence that Murakami must have done something right, or wrong, depending on your view of culture. He's sometimes portrayed as a ...

Takashi Murakami's reluctant homecoming

Art Nov 19, 2015

Takashi Murakami's reluctant homecoming

by Andrew Lee

Ebisu Yokocho has never looked so fabulous. It's the night before Halloween and costumed women with talon-like nails and feathered eyelashes snake their way through a boisterous crowd crammed into this narrow alley of food stalls and bars. The smell of booze and grilled ...

'Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Nov 3, 2015

'Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Oct. 31-March 6 The Mori Art Museum is holding a special solo exhibition of contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. It has been 14 years since Murakami's last large-scale exhibition in Japan, though he has been continually internationally praised, working on giant installations at prestigious venues, such ...

Blum & Poe gets closer to its artists

Art Sep 18, 2014

Blum & Poe gets closer to its artists

by Edan Corkill

Some people just can't help liking Japan. That's the message one gets from the effervescent Tim Blum and his only slightly more taciturn partner Jeff Poe, co-owners of the Los Angeles-based Blum & Poe art gallery, which this week takes the bold step of opening ...