Takashi Murakami - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Saturday, November 14, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks ©2001, 2004 and 2006 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; Jellyfish Eyes - Black 4; and Jellyfish Eyes - White 5

2001; and 2006
Three offset lithographs in colors, on wove paper (flesh on board), the full sheets,
all S. 19 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. (50.2 x 50.2 cm)
all signed and numbered 62/300, 190/300 and 115/300 respectively in black ink and silver ink (2), published by Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, (Flesh) with a short dark scuff at lower left, a small crease at upper right, otherwise all in very good condition, all unframed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $3,750

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York