Art Basel in Hong Kong brought a lot of artists to the city, including Takashi Murakami who is looking forward to a retrospective of his work in Moscow this Fall. He spoke to Enid Tsui about his reputation:
“I am very surprised that when I research my Instagram to see which city responds to my posts the most, number one is New York, number two is Los Angeles, number three is London, number four is Hong Kong and number five is Seoul. Why no Japan? That is my big question,” he said last month in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, during the same weekend, Murakami’s Miss Ko2 was sold for nearly $3m which reflects the tempering of Murakami’s market as a previous sale of the work was at more than twice the price during Philippe Segalot’s Carte Blanche sale at Phillips in 2010.
Takashi Murakami, recently at Art Basel Hong Kong, talks about his major upcoming retrospective in Moscow (South China Morning Post)