Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Phillips
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  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Me and Mr. DOB; Kaikai Kiki And Me –For Better Or Worse In Good Times And Bad. The Weather is Fine; and Kaikai Kiki And Me –The Shocking Truth Revealed!

Three offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheet,
all S. 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in (67.9 x 67.9 cm)
all signed and numbered 154/300, 86/300 and 163/300 respectively in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki, Ltd., Tokyo, all in excellent condition, all framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $8,125

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York