20-foot-tall Inflatable Self-Portrait by Takashi Murakami

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 11 February 2012

Taking the idea of an ‘inflated ego’ to the next level, Takashi Murakami created this 20-foot-tall inflatable self-portrait for his solo show, Murakami-Ego, in Doha, Qatar.

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How To Kill The Artist by Laurina Paperina

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By Lamia Larkin in Video on Friday 25 March 2011

Laurina Paperina loves contemporary art, especially contemporary artists. She loves them so much that she has several videos depicting ways in which she would kill them. Like Marina Abramovic dying from running into her lover several times naked, or Takashi Murakami being eaten by one of his flowers, or Damien Hirst being attacked by butterflies! Apparently you can love anybody to death.

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Takashi Murakami at the Château de Versailles

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By Troy Mattison Hicks in New Events on Tuesday 12 October 2010

Causing quite a stir in the art world this month is the Takashi Murakami exhibit at the Château de Versailles. Juxtaposing some of the greatest symbols of history with the slippery psychedelic work of Murakami, this looks like it would be a fun little trip. I bet some art history purists are having a WTF moment about now.

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Dalek contributing to Lost At E Minor

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 16 July 2009

Dalek’s paintings were originally populated by Space Monkeys, creatures inspired by the artist’s childhood and teenage years in Japan. His most recent paintings have metamorphosed into incredibly complex abstract works, emphasizing his meticulous attention to detail and amazing sense of colour and composition. Dalek’s work has been widely exhibited internationally, and he recently spent a year as an assistant of Takashi Murakami, probably the most famous artist in the contemporary art scene. His latest exhibition Dalek and Delta, runs at the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms from August 28 to September 26. He’ll be contributing guest posts to Lost At E Minor over the next two weeks on the art and music that’s inspiring his own work right now.

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