Takashi Murakami - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 23, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks ©2007/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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Mamu Came from the Sky; Yoshiko and the Creatures from Planet 66; Planet 66; and Planet 66: Summer Vacation

Four offset lithographs in colors, on wove paper, the full sheets,
various sizes
all signed and numbered 160/300, 168/300, 141/300 and 168/300 respectively in silver or black ink, published by Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, all with creasing at the lower left corner, otherwise all in very good condition, all unframed.

$6,000 - 9,000 

Modern and Contemporary Editions

23 Nov 2008, 2pm
New York