Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions New York Sunday, October 25, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks ©2009 and ©2013 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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And Then, When That's Done......I Change What I Was Yesterday Is Cast Aside, Like An Insect Shedding Its Skin; And Then, And Then And Then And Then And Then, Yellow Universe.; And Then x 6 (Blue: The Superflat Method); and And Then x6 Blue

2009 and 2013
Four offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets,
all S. 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (49.8 x 49.8 cm)
all signed, one dated `09' and all numbered 218/300, 129/300, 135/300 or 85/300 respectively in silver or black ink, published by Kaikai Kiki, Ltd., Tokyo, all framed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $3,250

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 26 October 2015