Takashi Murakami - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Published by The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 2008

  • Exhibited

    New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Murakami, April 5 - July 13, 2008

  • 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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Monogramouflage Denim

Editioned canvas on chassis.
16 x 16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 cm)
Signed and dated "Murakami 08" on the stretcher. This work is number 12 form an edition of 100 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The work is also accompanied by the original Louis Vuitton case with the artist's signature and sketch.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $8,750

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York