Takashi Murakami - New Now & Design Hong Kong Sunday, November 26, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above 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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Jellyfish Eyes × e-ma Flower Stand Happy Rainbow

printed with the title and numbered ‘“Jellyfish Eyes e-ma " [in Japanese] 30/30' on a metal plaque affixed to the reverse
fabricated plastic flower and 100 candy cases on a painted metal stand with 5 wheels
164 x 143 x 75 cm. (64 5/8 x 56 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.)
Manufactured by Mikakuto Co., Ltd in 2013, this work is number 30 from an edition of 30, and was created in commemoration of the release of Takashi Murakami's film "Jellyfish Eyes".

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$495,300

Contact Specialist

Angela Tian
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now & Design Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2058

New Now & Design

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2023