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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

Nirvana

2008
signed, numbered and dated 'Takashi Murakami 08 159/300' lower right; printed with artist's copyright and titled '"Nirvana" ©2001 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' along the bottom edge
offset lithograph in colours on smooth wove paper
work 65.7 x 131 cm. (25 7/8 x 51 5/8 in.)
frame 73.2 x 138.6 cm. (28 7/8 x 54 5/8 in.)

Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2008, this work is number 159 from an edition of 300.

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 40,000 
€3,300-4,400
$3,800-5,100

Sold for HK$25,000

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Intersect: Online Auction

Online Auction 2 - 14 September 2020