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

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artwork ©2002 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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Jellyfish Eyes

Offset lithograph in colors, on glossy wove paper, the full sheet,
S. diameter: 22 in. (55.9 cm)
with the artist's swirl symbol in black ink within the image, numbered 145/250 in black ink on a label affixed to the reverse,published by Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, in excellent condition, framed, contained in artist's original circular frame and cardboard shipping box.  

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $7,750

Modern & Contemporary Editions

2 June 2009, 2pm
New York