She's the "Akihabara Majokko Princess," you know?
'We did better than we expected — and worse than we had hoped.'
'We knew this was coming for about a year,' says Murakami.
Plus: Robert Rauschenberg sets a record two days after his death.
'New York' art critic Jerry Saltz visited "©Murakami" at the Brooklyn Museum to walk us through a few of the highlights.
'Times' reviewer Roberta Smith makes a valiant effort to boil down several chaotic, crazy-ass Murakamis into words, and the results are telling.
"BEST ART DEAL IN MIAMI. NOTHING OVER $250," reads the sign in one booth of the upstart Geisai Art Fair in Miami.
Plus industry news on Watchmen, Liev Schreiber, amd Takashi Murakami.
What is Kanye saying, exactly?
Takashi Murakami has already spawned multiple editions of just about every object imaginable — so it was only a matter of time before he spawned a candy-colored disciple too (or two, or, twenty, actually). Enter the first: Mr. (yes, just Mr.), a mysterious protégé and a product of Murakami's "factory"-like Kaikai Kiki company-collective. Mr. wraps up his New York solo debut tomorrow at Lehmann Maupin. —Rachel Wolff