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    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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Wink

signed and dated "Takashi.01." lower center
digital print in colors, on Kodak paper
22 x 21 in. (55.9 x 53.3 cm.)
Executed in 2001, this work is from an edition of unknown size, published by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York for Takashi Murakami's exhibition, Wink, Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal, New York.

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$600 - 900 

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Phillips x Artsy: Wrapped/Unwrapped

Online Auction 26 November - 12 December 2019