FTIgallery.com offers Philadelphia POP and Contemporary Art collectors a selection of works from established living artist like Takashi Murakami. He was born in 1962 in Tokyo, Japan. Takashi Murakami is an internationally prolific contemporary Japanese artist. He founded the Hiropon factory in Tokyo in 1996, which later evolved into Kaikai Kiki, an art production and art management corporation. Murakami is also a curator, a cultural entrepreneur, and a critical observer of contemporary Japanese society. In 2000, he organized a paradigmatic exhibition of Japanese art titled “Superflat,” which traced the origins of contemporary Japanese visual pop culture in historical Japanese art. Murakami currently lives and works in Tokyo.