Takashi Murakami - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2004

  • 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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318

Kurage-bo

signed and dated "Takashi 04" on the reverse
acrylic on canvas mounted on panel
31 1/2 x 31 1/2 in. (80 x 80 cm.)
Painted in 2004.

Estimate
$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $150,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 14 November 2018