Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | 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

Jellyfish Eyes - Black 2; Jellyfish Eyes - Black 3; Jellyfish Eyes; Pom & Me: On the Red Mound of the Dead; and I Met a Panda Family

2004 and 2013
Five offset lithographs, on smooth wove, the full sheets,
all S. 19 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (49.5 x 49.5 cm)
all signed and numbered 60/300, 60/300, 189/300, 56/300 and 98/300 respectively in silver or black ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all framed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $3,500

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New York Auction 28 October 2014 11am & 5:30pm