I'm a huge fan of Takashi Murakami's artwork, I have been following his career since 1998. His artwork, the colors he uses, images and objects he creates are truly inspiring, to me. Anytime I feel uninspired, bored or blocked - I like to stare at his artwork, (which I have reproductions at my office & home) they always seems to spring a flood of ideas for me.
He's been in the media quite a bit over the years. Most recently he worked with Louis Vuitton as well as doing video and artwork for Kayne West's Graduation album. He has a new exhibit with some new pieces in Paris, at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. Above are some of his new images and if you want to see more click here, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin. I wish I could go to Paris to view his new artwork.