I've always wondered about this artist and wanted to eventually get one of his artbooks to look at more closely. They're out of print here mostly and kind of expensive though. The Versailles stuff looked cute but I wanted to see more of his artwork, any recommendations? old stuff? new stuff?
Art-books are expensive. I tend to Google everything, although I like books also. My favorite period is when Murakami emulated Mickey mouse in his work. I also love when he collaborates with other artists or brands like Louis Vuitton, he does that very well, he makes the right smiles, he knows how to make his presence wanted in the art-world, on camera also. Versailles exhibition was nice, wish I could have been there; those golden rooms! My ultimate dream is to be his student. So I can laugh to his jokes. I'm sure he is a funny Japanese man, lol. I wish to be equal to him one day.
I've never seen him speak, I'll have to look for youtube videos. The thing I don't like about his work is that it's sometimes too cluttered and the main figures get lost. I think though that this may be because I'm looking at photos of what is really big artwork. I bet he'd design some cool vinyl figures. I also say this sincerely - I like your art better than his, (if I had to choose). You should try to make more traditional media stuff so it can be hung up in galleries and the like one day. Your stuff is more appealing to my eye, I even looked at the original pic your's is a homage too. It's better than the original!