Takashi Murakami (born 1 February 1962 in Tokyo) is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. He attempts to blur the boundaries between high and low art. He appropriates popular themes from mass media and pop culture, then turns them into thirty-foot sculptures, “Superflat” paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines or phone caddies.
CONTEMPORARY FINE ARTS existiert seit 1992 und wird geleitet von Bruno Brunnet und Nicole Hackert. Ehemals in Berlin-Charlottenburg angesiedelt, befindet sich die Galerie seit 1996 in den Sophie-Gips-Höfen in Berlin-Mitte, unweit der Museumsinsel.