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  • Provenance

    Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Taipei
    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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Two works: (i) Me and Mr. DOB; (ii) Kaikai Kiki and Me

(i) 2009; (ii) 2008
(i) signed and numbered 'Takashi Murakami 222/300' lower right; printed with artist's copyright and titled '"Me and Mr. DOB" ©2009 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' along the bottom edge
(ii) signed and numbered 'Takashi Murakami 250/300' lower right; printed with artist's copyright and titled '"Kaikai Kiki and Me" ©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' along the bottom edge

(i) offset print with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing on paper
(ii) offset print with cold stamp and spot varnishing on paper

(i)
sheet 67.9 x 68 cm. (26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)
frame 71.5 x 71.5 cm. (28 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)
(ii)
sheet 67.9 x 68 cm. (26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)
frame 71.5 x 71.5 cm. (28 1/8 x 28 1/8 in.)

(i) Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2009, this work is number 222 from an edition of 300.
(ii) Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2008, this work is number 250 from an edition of 300.

Estimate
HK$16,000 - 26,000 
€1,700-2,700
$2,100-3,300

Sold for HK$32,760

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong

Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2013

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Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia

+852 2318 2031

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Charlene Lau

Head of Jewels, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2039

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Online Auction 23 - 30 March 2021