Takashi Murakami - 24/7: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Tonari no Zingaro, 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

Two Works: (i) KAIKAI-chan from KAIKAI&KIKI; (ii) KIKI-chan from KAIKAI&KIKI

incised with the the artist's, publisher's, and fabricator's copyright stamps and location of manufacture 'Tonari no Zingaro ©TM/KK MADE IN JAPAN' on the underside of each work
soft vinyl multiples with hand-printing in colours
KAIKAI 22.7 x 13.3 x 7.5 cm. (8 7/8 x 5 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.)
KIKI 19 x 13.6 x 8.9 cm. (7 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.)

Produced by Tonari no Zingaro, Tokyo in 2018, each work is from an edition of 100, and is accompanied by its original box.

HK$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for HK$12,500

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Online Auction 9 - 19 October 2020