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  • The enso is a true homage to Japanese tradition, a return to a more unfettered minimalist practice, the result of a complex artistic and spiritual path.                                   Emmanuel Perrotin

    Murakami Comp

    The artist and his work

    In any case, the important thing in art is how you express your reality; its crucial to accurately depict the influences you have received in life through various methods and grammars of art.  Takashi Murakami

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Ibiza, Blum & Poe, Takashi Murakami, 24 June- 26 September 2015

    • Artist Biography

      Takashi Murakami

      Japanese • 1962

      Best known for his contemporary combination of fine art and pop culture, Takashi Murakami is one of the most acclaimed postwar Asian artists. Born in 1962, Murakami studied at Tokyo University of the Arts to train as an animator, but ultimately specialized and earned a Ph.D. in Nihonga, the academic style of traditional Japanese painting. Employing a bold graphic style infused with Japanese culture that has become widely recognizable, Murakami rose to fame in the 1990s for coining the term “Superflat.” Relating the flattened space of Japanese graphic art to the conflation of art and commerce in consumer culture, his Superflat theory bore into the eponymous postmodern art movement that has inspired an entire generation of contemporary Japanese artists. Creating supercharged, cartoon-like paintings and sculptures, the artist plays on the familiar aesthetic of anime and manga, rendering works that shatter the visual dichotomies between high and low art. Since 2002, Murakami has done numerous collaborations with various brands and celebrities including Louis Vuitton, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, and Google.

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Enso: The Sound of the Bell of Paired Sal Trees

signed and dated 'Takashi 2015' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame
100 x 100 cm. (39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in.)
Painted in 2015.

Full Cataloguing

HK$1,500,000 - 2,200,000 

Sold for HK$3,150,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021