Takashi Murakami - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 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 smooth wove paper, the full sheet, contained in the artist's original frame,
S. diameter: 22 in. (55.9 cm);
frame diameter: 26 1/8 in. (66.4 cm)

signed with the artist's swirl symbol, numbered 65/250 in black ink on a label affixed to the reverse, published by Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, the frame with a patterned area of staining and a small area of soiling on the face, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $5,000

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York