Takashi Murakami’s Flower Ball Print Popup in London’s Maddox Street

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Prints Regents Street Maddox Street Butikku

We’re thrilled to be able to announce that we’ve partnered with high-end Japanese fashion retailer Butikku, to bring six of our most sought after Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Prints to London’s West End.

High fashion and art have long shared a beautiful bond – each yearning to challenge our sense of what is beautiful in the world.

There is a certain sensibility to Japanese fashion and art – each varying from the extravagantly avant-garde to the classically elegant.

In Kumi Contemporary’s very first partnership with Butikku, fashion and art will be beautifully displayed side by side. Alongside Butikku’s wonderful range of high-end fashion, for a limited time only, Kumi Contemporary will be showing 6 stunning Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Printd, each available to purchase while stocks last.

View our full range of Takashi Murakami Flower Prints

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Prints Regents Street Maddox Street Butikku

Takashi Murakami Flower Ball Prints Regents Street Maddox Street Butikku

Visit us 13 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QS

Takashi Murakami’s first show in Russia: ‘Under the Radiation Falls’

Takashi Murakami Russia

Opening on the 29th of September and running through to the 4th of February 2018, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art hosts Takashi Murakami’s first ever major exhibition in Russia titled ‘Under the Radiation Falls’

The exhibition is an homage to Takashi Murakami’s career and is divided into 5 sections.

These include “1. Learning and technique” which explores the inception of Takashi Murakami’s paintings as being rooted in traditional Japanese Culture.

Section “2. The Little Boy and the Fat Man” takes a look at the influences that post war Japan had on Takashi Murakami and how it transformed the Japanese Art World as a whole.

Section “3. Kawaii” focusses on the aesthetics of “Cute” – an ever-present theme in Japanese culture which includes Manga and Anime.

Section “4. Sutajito” examines the infamous ‘factory’ and production process that has been pivotal to Takashi Murakami’s success.

Section “5. Phantom Chapter” takes a look at the more playful aspects of Takashi Murakami’s work and interests.

Consisting of over eighty paintings, drawings and films, the exhibition promises to be one of the finest curated of Takashi Murakami life’s works.

Yoshitomo Nara Untitled Girl on wood

We are delighted to be able to offer a rare and wonderful Yoshitomo Nara piece on wood.

During Yoshitomo Nara’s 2008 show at the Baltic, the gallery produced a small number of wooden plaque invites which were limited only to special custodians of the gallery. The work measures 210mm x 150mm x 3mm and is printed on solid wood. It portrays one of Nara’s iconic girl characters standing atop a stack of $1000 bills.

Yoshitomo Nara Untitled Girl on wood

YOSHITOMO NARA Untitled Girl on Wood

YOSHITOMO NARA Untitled Girl on Wood

YOSHITOMO NARA Untitled Girl on Wood

Tracey Emin Limited Edition Signed Prints available at Verso Contemporary

Verso Contemporary Art is delighted to be able to offer a selection of Tracey Emin’s most sought after limited edition signed prints.

Largely from Tracey Emin’s celebrated Neon series, the works are wonderfully executed and signed in large metallic pen by Tracey Emin; often accompanied by a X.

Signed Tracey Emin Prints

Tracey Emin Love Is What You Want Print

Love Is What You Want by Tracey Emin

Medium: Offset Lithograph
Signed, Dated
Date: 2015
Edition: 500

Tracey Emin The Kiss Was Beautiful Print

The Kiss Was Beautiful by Tracey Emin

Medium: Offset Lithograph
Signed, Dated
Date: 2016
Edition: 500

Tracey Emin You Loved Me Like a Distant Star Print

You Loved Me Like a Distant Star by Tracey Emin

Medium: Offset Lithograph
Signed, Dated
Date: 2016
Edition: 500

Tracey Emin But Yea Print

But Yea by Tracey Emin
Medium: Offset Lithograph
Signed, Dated
Date: 2015
Edition: 500

Tracey Emin My Favourite Little Bird Print

My Favourite Little Bird by Tracey Emin

Medium: Offset Lithograph
Signed, Dated
Date: 2015
Edition: 500

Jeff Koon’s Pink Bow Celebration Series available at Verso Contemporary Art

Verso Contemporary Art, Kumi Contemporary’s sister gallery is delighted to offer Jeff Koons celebrated Pink Bow print. Measuring a wonderful 94cm by 112.3cm and from an edition of just 50, Pink Bow has become one of Jeff Koon’s most sought after works.

Jeff Koons Pink Bow (Celebration Series) Print

Pink Bow (Celebration Series) by Jeff Koons

Medium: Pigment Print in Colours
Signed, Numbered, Dated
Date: 2013
Edition: 50
94 x 112.3cm

Jeff Koons Pink Bow
Article from Verso Contemporary

New in: Takashi Murakami Flowerball Plush – 40cm

We’re excited to be able to offer one of Takashi Murakami’s most sought after sculptures.

Takashi Murakami’s Flowerball Plush exudes style. Measuring a generous 400mm, the work is made up of a ball of multicoloured flowers that cover the entire surface.

Limited to just 200 pieces, the Flowerball Plush will be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity courtesy of Kaikai Kiki.

You can view and purchase the piece via our website.

Takashi Murakami: Flowerball Plush 40cm

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Plush Flowerball 400mm

Takashi Murakami at MCA Chicago – The Octopus Eats It’s Own Leg

Opening on the 6th June, Takashi Murakami’s latest extravaganza of superflat pop art infused with traditional folklore takes centre stage at the MCA Chicago.

Takshi Murakami The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg MCA Chicago

“The Octopus Eat’s It’s Own Leg” includes many of Takashi Murakkami’s signature works. Walls are adorned with a sea of super smiling flowers and the family of cute and menacing Murakami characters all make an appearance as an homage to the artist’s spectacular career.

Takshi Murakami The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg MCA Chicago Takshi Murakami The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg MCA Chicago

True to the title of the exhibition, a new Murakami Octopus character makes it’s debut.

Takashi Murakami became the ambassador of Japanese emerging art, setting up GEISAI in 2001 to help encourage the emergence of Japanese talent. Successes included artists like Chiho Aoshima, Aya Takano and Mr.

Takashi Murakami’s excitement lead to him to pour all of his finances into operating galleries and nurturing the young artists. By his own admission, things got out of hand, and the excitement quickly turned into resentment.

Murakami explains that the exhibition “The Octopus Eats It’s Own Leg” speaks to the “atmosphere of desperation” as Murakami battled the duel roles of artist and mentor to a generation of young artists.

Takshi Murakami The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg MCA Chicago Takshi Murakami The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg MCA ChicagoTakashi Murakami’s “The Octopus Eats It’s Own Leg” runs until 24 September 2017.

Pictures credit to: nicolasmm

View our wonderful collection of Signed Limited Edition Takashi Murakami prints

Takashi Murakami Tan Tan Bo silkscreen now available

We’re excited to be able to offer one of Takashi Murakami’s finest prints to date. The iconic Tan Tan Bo is among a very small selection of Takashi Murakami prints to be executed as a silkscreen.

Rumoured to consist of over 200 silkscreen layers, the piece is exquisitely crafted. Tan Tan Bo takes Murakami’s obsession to detail even further; the piece embellished with copious gold leaf in the background, creating a luxurious shine as the light reflects from it’s surface.

For enquiries please email us at info@kumicontemporary.com

Tan Tan Bo Silkscreen by Takashi Murakami

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Tan Tan Bo Silkscreen

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Tan Tan Bo Silkscreen

Takashi Murakami’s Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la now available at Kumi Contemporary

We’re thrilled to be able to offer Takashi Murakami’s Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la at Kumi Contemporary.

Murakami’s Flowers motif has become synonymous with the artist. Measuring 68cm x 68cm, Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la is a return to the larger print size. This means more magnificent colourful flowers to brighten up your day.

The work comes numbered and signed by the artist. A wonderful feature piece and a signature Murakami.

Takashi Murakami Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la

TAKASHI MURAKAMI Shangri-la Shangri-la Shangri-la

Hush Retroversion Print release

We’re delighted to be able to offer Hush’s stunning and sensual Retroversion print at Kumi Contemporary.

Featuring Hush’s trademark geisha, the piece is exquisitely executed as a 12 colour screen print with hand applied 22ct gold leaf, gloss UV varnish on 300 gsm Somerset Handmade Cotton paper.

The piece measures 54x74cm and is signed and numbered from an edition of 150.

Hush: Retroversion

HUSH Retroversion

HUSH RetroversionHUSH Retroversion