Eye Love SUPERFLAT
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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
    Private Collection
    Christie's, New York, 1 March 2018, Lot 218
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Takashi Murakami, Geijutsu Kigyo-Ron (Art Entrepreneurship Theory), Taipei, 2006, p. 15 (illustrated in colour)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of ‘high art’. In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat." Takashi Murakami

  • Artist Bio

    Takashi Murakami

    Japanese • 1962

    Takashi Murakami is best known for his contemporary combination of fine art and pop culture. He uses recognizable iconography like Mickey Mouse and cartoonish flowers and infuses it with Japanese culture. The result is a boldly colorful body of work that takes the shape of paintings, sculptures and animations.

    In the 1990s, Murakami founded the Superflat movement in an attempt to expose the "shallow emptiness of Japanese consumer culture." The artist plays on the familiar aesthetic of mangas, Japanese-language comics, to render works that appear democratic and accessible, all the while denouncing the universality and unspecificity of consumer goods. True to form, Murakami has done collaborations with numerous brands and celebrities including Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, Pharrell Williams and Google.

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Eye Love SUPERFLAT

《Eye Love SUPERFLAT》

2003
signed and dated 'Takashi '03' on the reverse
acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
60 x 60 cm. (23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
Painted in 2003.

Estimate
HK$420,000 - 620,000 
€48,500-71,600
$53,800-79,500

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art and Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020