Japanese, b. 1962. Takashi Murakami is best known for his 1990 exhibition “Superflat,” an event where he curated works by various artists whose styles merged Japanese contemporary visual culture with historical Japanese art. He is also refered to as “the Warhol of Japan,” because of this gritty contemporary pop style. By combining elements of fine art and popular culture in the form of colorful anime, bold graphics, and manga cartoon styles, he created a wide-ranging body of work including paintings, large-scale sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborated with luxury brand, Louis Vuitton to revive its logo.