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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

    Best known for his contemporary combination of fine art and pop culture, Takashi Murakami is one of the most acclaimed postwar Asian artists. Born in 1962, Murakami studied at Tokyo University of the Arts to train as an animator, but ultimately specialized and earned a Ph.D. in Nihonga, the academic style of traditional Japanese painting. Employing a bold graphic style infused with Japanese culture that has become widely recognizable, Murakami rose to fame in the 1990s for coining the term “Superflat.” Relating the flattened space of Japanese graphic art to the conflation of art and commerce in consumer culture, his Superflat theory bore into the eponymous postmodern art movement that has inspired an entire generation of contemporary Japanese artists. Creating supercharged, cartoon-like paintings and sculptures, the artist plays on the familiar aesthetic of anime and manga, rendering works that shatter the visual dichotomies between high and low art. Since 2002, Murakami has done numerous collaborations with various brands and celebrities including Louis Vuitton, Kanye West, 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

2019
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.

Estimate
HK$20,000 - 30,000 
€2,400-3,600
$2,600-3,800

Sold for HK$75,000

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