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05.16.14 Marina Galperina

Here is Pharrell in a music video for his remix of “Jellyfish Eyes,” the theme song to artist Takashi Murakami’s upcoming feature film by the same name. The film is live-action, but this video is mostly animated, featuring an auto-tuned anime babe cha-cha-ing suggestively, lots of robots doing the robot in unison, smiling spaceships/L.E.D. dance platforms, […]

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04.24.14 Marina Galperina

Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes trailer premiered on Vanity Fair yesterday. The artist’s first live-action feature-length film is a mix of Pokémon, ET, sci-fi conspiracy and elementary school-aged children being weirdos. It features several Murakami-stylized magical creatures. The mood is reminiscent of Murakami’s Inochi-Kun! shorts but less about the horrors of approaching puberty. Oh, wait, never mind, this kid just conjured […]

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12.19.12 Marina Galperina

One of the world’s most powerful artists Takashi “Mr. Superflat” Murakami has just released a little preview of his very much hyped live-cation + CGI “monster movie.” Featuring some of the signature psychedelic-psycho-Kawaii characters that permeate his artwork, Jellyfish Eyes comes out in April in Japan. In those few seconds of actual film footage featured above, it […]

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02.15.12 Marina Galperina

  A gigantic, inflatable Takashi Murakami sits in Qatar for his biggest exhibition ever, appropriately entitled “Ego.” Here’s a look inside. So much neon, so many grinning flowers, limb-sprouting mushrooms, illuminated murals and Kawaii overload — as bombastic as appropriate for a museum that hosted the world’s biggest daytime fireworks show. Flashy! Also, flashing… […]

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07.08.11 Marina Galperina

“I think the Japanese male sexual complex originated in the two-dimensional world,” says super-flat superstar Takashi Murakami, proclaiming himself the inventor of three-dimensional, life-size renderings of anime-style cultural sex objects. This time, he had collaborating sculptor BOME make him a fiberglass, baby-faced trollop toppling from her vast, disproportionate boobage, based on the manga of Seiji […]

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11.26.10 Bucky Turco

Artist-celebrity Takashi Murakami and his floats made their way down Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade route yesterday. Scores of volunteers carefully navigated KaiKai and Kiki through the streets of Manhattan as the man responsible for creating them sported a strange outfit while being pulled on a small platform. Art! (Photos: SarahfromtheFuture/flickr) […]

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10.28.10 Marina Galperina

Another royal whiner and descendant of King Louis XIV wants a court order to halt Takashi Murakami’s exhibit in the Palace of Versailles for sullying the “supreme good French taste” with “frankly grotesque” art bling. […]

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09.09.10 Marina Galperina

Despite certain French Right Wing cultural prudes and their silly little boob-phobic petition,  Takashi Murakami’s 22 works are now on display at Chateau Versailles and looking proper and ostentatious. Isn’t that the point of Versailles? They include a giant gilded Buddha-frog-thing in the gardens of Le Nôtre and a horny anime waitress in the Royal […]

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09.07.10 Marina Galperina

Takashi Murakami is scheming to supersize the superflat and take over Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. Helium-filled Kaikai and Kiki will tower three stories tall. Will the psychedelic Kawaii giants attract a few Murakami fans, wedged in the balloon-gawking herds of breeders and tourists? […]

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08.30.10 Marina Galperina

Takashi Murakami is disgracing the Chateau of Versailles with tit-milk and sperm-gushing sculptures! Not. Still, even the totally tame Oval Buddha Silver and Flower Matango have a few thousand uptight French people fuming over the Japanese artist attacking their “traditions” and invading the ostentatious palace of hum-drum royal bling with his psychedelic art this September. […]

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