Takashi Murakami - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Thursday, May 15, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marianne Boesky Gallery, 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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Superflat Monogram

2004
acrylic on canvas, laid on panel
23 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. (60.5 x 60 cm.)
Stamped “TAKASHI FIRST IN QUALITY AROUND THE WORLD, Takashi Co. LTD., Made in Japan, Hiropon Factory” on the reverse.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
[email protected]
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 16 May 2014 11am