Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions New York Sunday, April 28, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks ©2008 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

  • 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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Flower Ball Cosmos (3D); and Flower Ball Blood (3D) V

2008
Twooffset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheet,
both S. diameter 28 in (71.1 cm)
both signed and numbered 60/300 and 20/300 respectively in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki, Ltd., Tokyo,both invery goodcondition,both framed

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $8,750

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Modern Editions
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Contemporary Editions
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Evening & Day Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm