Takashi Murakami - Editions, Photographs and Design Hong Kong Friday, June 14, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Japan
    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Many Things Await Beyond Anywhere Door (DokoDemo Door); and We Came to the Field of Flowers Through Anywhere Door (Dokodemo Door)

Two screenprints in colours with cold stamped gold and silver foil, on smooth wove paper, with full margins.
both S. 71.8 x 71.8 cm (28 1/4 x 28 1/4 in.)
Both signed, dated, each numbered 224/300 and 275/300 respectively in pencil, further signed 'Fujiko F Fujio' (printed) in Japanese, the inventor of Doraemon, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both unframed.

HK$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for HK$30,480

Contact Specialist

Nick Wilson
Senior Director, Head of Editions, Photographs and Design, Asia
+852 2318 2022

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Head of Editions, Europe

Editions, Photographs and Design

Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024