Takashi Murakami - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Sunday, November 25, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 11 June 2015, lot 1039
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore - White

signed 'Murakami' and further embossed with '©MURAKAMI The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles 2007' on the reverse
screenprint canvas on chassis
40.5 x 40.3 cm. (15 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2007, this work is number 50 from an edition of 100 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Louis Vuitton and an original Louis Vuitton box.

HK$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for HK$150,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018