Takashi Murakami - Unbound: Online Only New York Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Private Collection, New York

  • 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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Study for Champagne Super Nova

titled "CHAMPAGNE SUPER NOVA" on the reverse
inkjet and ink on paper
11 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. (29.8 x 41.9 cm.)
Executed in 2000.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $18,750

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Unbound: Online Only

Bidding Closes 30 October 2018