We have been following Takashi Murakami for years. We even speculated about Takashi Murakami’s entry into the NFT space a month before his announcement and eventual pausing of his project. You can read about that here. Since then, he has learned a lot about NFTs and partnered with RTFKT (eventually purchased by Nike) to launch TakashiPom influenced art on the Clone-X avatars. This morning Takashi provided an update on his progress. Looks like his original 16-bit inspired Takashi.Flowers are still going to come, sometime next year. (Likely around the 1 year anniversary of his original entrance into the space.)
Since around March this year, I have been working on my grid-drawn flower series, “Murakami.Flower”. I have been experimenting and mulling over various details of releasing it as NFTs, including whether to prepare my own smart contract and what kind of scale the project should take on, by putting together and disbanding teams a few times. As I have finally managed to organize a team at a primitive level, I am planning to release it sometime this spring.
That I was able to participate in the recent RTFKT @rtfktstudios Clone X project was also a very meaningful experience. They are quite generous and I learned a lot from them.
I will keep you posted on the development bit by bit.
Who is Takashi Murakami?
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has been designing art pieces for over two decades. His paintings are incredibly colorful and explore the relationship between Japanese culture and Western culture.
Takashi Murakami is a Japanese artist that has created paintings, sculptures, and other artwork since the 1990s. He is well-known for his unique style in which he combines different cultural influences from both Western cultures to Eastern cultures in his artwork. His work is characterized by its bold use of color and graphic lines, as well as its exploration of the relationships between Eastern traditional culture and Western pop culture.
Influences of Takashi Murakami’s Art
Takashi Murakami, who is influenced by Andy Warhol, Paul McCarthy and Jasper Johns, has also been an influence to these artists.
Takashi Murakami’s art is influenced by the psychedelic rock music he listened to in his teens. His work is often thought of as Japanese Pop Art because of its bright colors.
What are He’s Key Pieces of Work?
Murai-kimi is one of his favorite pieces of work. The story follows the protagonist as he tries to survive in Japan’s society after an apocalyptic event called “The Great Destruction.” He starts working for a construction company and shares his life with readers through this novel.
Takaishi Murakami is often compared to other popular manga artists like Osamu Tezuka and Tsutomu Nihei because of their similar styles and themes.