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  • Provenance

    Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Tokyo, Mori Arts Center Gallery, THE Doraemon Exhibition TOKYO 2017, 1 November 2017 - 8 January 2018 (another example exhibited)

  • 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

Wouldn't it Be Nice if We Could Do Such A Thing

signed, numbered and dated '2019 8/300' lower right; annotated 'Fujiko F Fujio' (creator of Doraemon) [in Kanji] lower left
screenprint in colours with cold stamped gold and silver foil on smooth wove paper
image: 104.1 x 56.6 cm. (40 7/8 x 22 1/4 in.)
frame: 60 x 108 cm. (23 5/8 x 42 1/2 in.)

Executed in 2019, this work is number 8 from an edition of 300.

HK$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

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Online Auction 20 - 28 May 2020