Takashi Murakami - INTERSECT: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, March 24, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    KaiKai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo
    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

Who's Afriad of Red, Yellow, Blue and Death

signed with the artist's initials and numbered '171/300' lower right; printed with the artist's copyright and titled '"Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue & Death" ©2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' along the bottom edge
offset print with silver and silkscreen with spot UV varnishing on paper
77.1 x 60 cm. (30 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.)
Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2011, this work is number 171 from an edition of 300.

©︎2011 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

HK$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for HK$21,420

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong
Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong 
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Thomas Perazzi
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INTERSECT: Online Auction

Online Auction 24 - 31 March 2022