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  • It’s a Madsaki, Madsaki, Madsaki, World: Or How the Apprentice Elevated the Master of Superflat

    Maybe you know him from Barnstormers, or perhaps his Please Don’t Spit on the Painting Show at Widewalls; in any event, there’s not much more I can say about Madsaki that has not been written up in Juxtapoz; and similarly on Honeyee in Japanese here (except he admits to his passionate study of art in […]

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  • MADSAKI Says “Yo! snipe1 & UFO907, Get Your Asses Over Here! (2017)

    Madsaki introduced snipe1 and UFO 907 to Japan with his curated show, MADSAKI Says “Yo! snipe1 & UFO907, Get Your Asses Over Here! in late 2017. Murakami’s statement, Graffiti Zombies in TOKYO, provides a good primer and insight into his collaborative work with Madsaki. Enjoy images from MADSAKI Says “Yo! snipe1 & UFO907, Get Your […]

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  • Images from MADSAKI’s Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (2017)

    Madsaki had his second Kaikai Kiki solo exhibit with Here Today, Gone Tomorrow at the Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Roppongi. Madsaki’s inspiration comes from his wife, who appears in many of the images that pay tribute to the work of Nobuyoshi Araki. In the introduction to this show, Murakami describes his discovery of Madsaki’s work […]

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  • Images from MADSAKI’s Hickory Dickory Dock (2016)

    Madsaki had his premiere Kaikai Kiki solo exhibit with Hickory Dickory Dock at the Hidari Zingaro Gallery in Nakano Broadway. Murakami introduces Madsaki for the first time, recounting the discovery of Madsaki’s work on Instagram and desire to purchase Madsaki’s Wannabie’s Matisse work. Subsequently, positive viewers’ response to Madsaki’s piece as part of Murakami’s Yokohama […]

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  • Unscrambling the Bacon: 15 years of Murakami Francis Bacon series

    When my clients started pointing out errors in my Francis Bacon listings, a disambiguation article began to emerge—for my own sake! This guide will provide a brief blueprint of the Murakami Francis Bacon series of prints. 2004 Murakami Homage to Francis Bacon 2004 Murakami Homage to Francis Bacon: Study of George Dyer & Study of […]

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