Takashi Murakami - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips

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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

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    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

      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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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

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

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

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021