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  • Provenance

    Aoi Gallery, Osaka
    Private Collection
    Mainichi Auction, Osaka, April 21, 2018, lot 185
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    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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Kinoko9

signed and dated "TAKASHI 02" on the reverse
acrylic on panel
4 x 4 in. (10.2 x 10.2 cm.)
Painted in 2002.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

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New York Auction 24 September 2019