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

I know not, I know; Me and Mr DOB; and Me Among The Supernatural

2010; 2009; and 2013
Three offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
I know not, I know S. 77 x 60 cm (30 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
Me and Mr DOB S. 68 x 68 cm (26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)
Me Among The Supernatural S. 50 x 50 cm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

All signed and numbered 170/300, 70/300, and 86/300 respectively in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all unframed.

HK$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for HK$25,400

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Hong Kong Auction 14 June 2024