Takashi Murakami - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, November 13, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fuji Gallery, 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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I-DOB

2002
Acrylic on wood. 
6 1/8 x 5 3/4 in. (15.6 x 14.6 cm).
Signed and dated "Takashi M .02" on the reverse.  Artwork ©2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved

Estimate
$30,000 - 40,000 

Contemporary Art Part II

14 Nov 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York