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  • Provenance

    Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Long Beach, California State University, University Art Museum, GOLDMINE: Contemporary Works from the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold, 5 February - 10 April 2011, p. 54 (illustrated)

  • 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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Property from the Collection of Sirje Helder Gold and Michael O. Gold

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Kumo-Kun (Mr. Cloud)

2003
signed, numbered and dated 'TAKASHI 04 4/8' on the reverse
oil, acrylic, fiberglass and iron
67 x 62 x 46 cm. (26 3/8 x 24 3/8 x 18 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2004, this work is number 4 from an edition of 8.

Estimate
HK$500,000 - 700,000 
€55,200-77,300
$64,100-89,700

Sold for HK$625,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2017