Takashi Murakami - What Now?: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, February 2, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Taipei
    Private Collection, Asia
    Christie's, Hong Kong, 14 July 2020, lot 6071
    Acquired at the above sale 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

Three works: (i) SUPERFLAT Colourful Monogram; (ii) Eye Love SUPERFLAT Eye Pink; (iii) Eye Love SUPERFLAT Eye Blue

each signed, numbered and dated 'Takashi Murakami 03 26/50' along the lower edge
silkscreen on paper
each image 20 x 7.5 cm. (7 7/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
each frame 36.3 x 23.8 cm. (14 1/4 x 9 3/8 in.)

Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo in 2003, each work is number 26 from an edition of 50.

©︎2003 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

HK$24,000 - 35,000 

Sold for HK$50,400

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong

Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong

+852 2318 2013


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