5 Things I Learned About Takashi Murakami at The Broad Museum Talk Series



His earliest influences?
“Talking with my father is my first memory, he shaped my philosophy. Also, cartoons every day…and Lassie and Flipper. Flipper—I was a very big fan.”

The man who created some of the most vibrant characters around doubts himself:
“I have no sense of color. I know that.”

He is not political:
“I am an artist. I don’t have any responsibility for politics.”

Anonymous artists?
“Banksy is very cool. The opposite of me. I am very jealous.”

He’s emotional:
“Every time I see my movie I cry. Every time.”

Photographs by Ryan Miller / The Broad