Takashi Murakami - Modern & Contemporary Editions New York Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Including: Melting DOB / Shine; Melting DOB / Positive; Kaikai Kiki & Flower / Moss; Kaikai Kiki & Flower / Pink; Shacho; Masamune & Spica; Flower Ball / Gold; Flower Ball / Silver; Mr. DOB & Mushrooms / Light Blue; Mr. DOB & Mushroom / Indigo; Rumble-kun in a Jar; Mushrooms; Mr. Oval the Mediator; Miss Ko² and Machikado-kun.
    Artworks ©2000 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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Superflat Museum

Sixteen plastic shokugan figurines in colors, sealed in their original plastic packaging,
various sizes
published by Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, all in excellent condition, each contained in the original printed cardboard boxes.

$600 - 900 

Sold for $1,125

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York