Just Laughable: Artist Takashi Murakami

Prolific contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami had a good time at Art Basel Miami. We like to see an artist take his work seriously but at the same time be lighthearted too. Murakami did just that when he dressed himself up in a queer flowery suit of characters, green tights and flower covered kicks. Murakami is well know for blurring the lines between fine art and digital and commercial media. He takes pop culture motifs and turns them into thirty-foot sculptures, "Superflat" paintings, or marketable commercial goods such as figurines or phone caddies. In Miami he caught our attention by taking a walk outside the box and getting us to laugh along with him. Thanks for some silly-ness man.