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

Happy × A Trillion Times: Flower

2020
signed and dated 'Takashi Murakami 202/300' lower right; printed with artist's copyright and titled '"Happy × A Trillion Times: Flower" ©2020 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' along the bottom edge
offset lithograph in colours on smooth paper
sheet diameter 70.9 cm. (27 7/8 in.)
frame diameter 80 cm. (31 1/2 in.)

Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2020, this work is number 202 from an edition of 300.

Estimate
HK$15,000 - 20,000 
€1,700-2,200
$1,900-2,600

Sold for HK$52,500

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