HOLLOW

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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HOLLOW

2015
signed, titled and dated 'TAKASHI 2015 "Hollow"' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
141 x 120 cm. (55 1/2 x 47 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2015.

Estimate
HK$1,000,000 - 1,500,000 
€116,000-174,000
$128,000-192,000

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Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 25 November 2019