” The theme my generation explored was the relationship between capitalism and art. “


” When I was making my debut as an artist, I felt that it was very important that I try to combine the background of my own culture, my people, and the country into the contemporary art world. So that’s how I came up with the term ‘superflat. “


” Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended, and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art.’ “


” In Japan, I am famous in certain special circles – mainly as someone who is trying to break down and enlighten the conventions of Japanese art. “


” In the West, it’s just a given that art exists in this high-class place. But in Japan, there’s no high class. The minute you come out, you’re low class. “


” I don’t think it’s an unnatural thing at all for my collaborations or projects to be seen as art but entertainment at the same time. “


” My company, Kaikai Kiki, is unique because it’s an art business. I had to find out how to do this by myself. “



All 7 Takashi Murakami Quotes about Art in picture


The theme my generation explored was the relationship between capitalism and art.
When I was making my debut as an artist, I felt that it was very important that I try to combine the background of my own culture, my people, and the country into the contemporary art world. So that


Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended, and, in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of
In Japan, I am famous in certain special circles - mainly as someone who is trying to break down and enlighten the conventions of Japanese art.
In the West, it
I don
My company, Kaikai Kiki, is unique because it
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