Takashi Murakami - 20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, Hong Kong Hong Kong Thursday, November 30, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Asian Art Auction Alliance, Hong Kong, 28 May 2011, lot 39
    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


signed, numbered and dated 'Takashi Murakami 08 133/300' lower right
offset print with silver
work 65.7 x 131.4 cm. (25 7/8 x 51 3/4 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 133 from an edition of 300.
©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

HK$15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for HK$10,160

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20th Century & Contemporary Art: Online Auction, Hong Kong

30 November - 7 December 2023