From sourcing and research to catalogue and exhibition production, from marketing and client strategy to post sales management, Mr. Murakami's depth of knowledge and leadership across the sales process has expanded the department's global reach and market shares over the last 5 years. His achievements also include the management and sale of multiple prestigious private collections including the Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection and the Irving Collection; advocating for the inclusion of new artists and genres; launching the department’s first online sale, and successfully promoting Japanese and Korean art during both Asia Week and Classic Week.
Mr. Murakami was a business liaison in Christie’s Tokyo before relocating to New York as a specialist in 2011, where he became Head of Sales in 2014. His prolific career in Asia and North America enabled him to establish strong relationships with private collectors, museums, and gallery owners around the globe.
Mr. Murakami holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sophia University in Tokyo.