Takashi Murakami - Under the Influence New York Monday, February 26, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Published by Kaikai Kiki, New York/Tokyo

  • 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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11 Offset Lithographs

1998
11 Offset lithographs. (i) Kaikaikiki News; (ii) Moon; (iii) Para-Kitidob; (iv)Genki Ball; (v) Homage to Francis Bacon (Study of George Dyer); (vi) Blackbeard; (vii) Jelly Fish; (viii) Flower; (ix) Kaikai with Moss; (x) White Dob; (xi) Kiki with Moss. (i,ii,iii,iv, 2001); (v-xi 2003-04).
(i-iv) 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 (50.2 x 50.2 cm) each; (v-xi) 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. (67.9 x 67.9 cm) each.
Each work is signed, numbered of 300 and dated lower right.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $16,800

Under the Influence

26 Feb 2007, 10am & 2pm
New York