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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo
    Private Collection, Switzerland
    Christie's, London, 25 June 2004, Lot 282
    Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)
    Sotheby's, London, 26 June 2009, Lot 271
    Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)
    Sotheby's, New York, 12 November 2014, Lot 569
    Acquired at the above sale 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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Property from an Important Private Hong Kong Collection

KAIKAI

2000
signed and dated "TAKASHI 00" on the reverse
acrylic on canvas mounted to panel
40 x 40 cm. (15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2000.

Estimate
HK$650,000 - 850,000 
€74,300-97,100
$83,300-109,000

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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