We are the Jocular Clan

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  • Provenance

    KaiKai Kiki, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

  • Artist Bio

    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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We are the Jocular Clan

2018
each signed and numbered 'TM 56/300' lower right; further titled with the artist's copyright ' "We Are the Jocular Clan" ©2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' printed along the bottom edge.
10 offset lithographs in colours on smooth wove paper
each 50 cm. (19 5/8 in.) diameter
Executed in 2018, each work is number 56 from an edition of 300.

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 40,000 
€3,500-4,600
$3,800-5,100

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Online Auction 9-18 October 2019