Takashi Murakami - NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale New York Friday, March 5, 2010 | Phillips

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  • 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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Monogram Multicolore - black

2007
Editioned canvas on chassis.
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm).
Signed and dated on the chassis in black ink, numbered 7/100 on the accompanying certificate of authenticity, contained in original Louis Vuitton box.

Estimate
$6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $12,500

NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale

6 March 2010
New York