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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks ©2003 and 2004 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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Mamu Came from the Sky; Yoshiko and the Creatures came from Planet 66; and Planet 66 Summer Vacation

2003 and 2004
Three offset lithographs in colors, on wove paper, the full sheets.
Mamu Came from the Sky S.30 1/4 x 35 3/8 in. (76.8 x 89.9 cm)
Yoshiko and the Creatures S. 23 x 39 1/2 in. (58.4 x 100.3 cm)
Summer Vacation S. 26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in. (67.9 x 67.9 cm)

All signed and and numbered 99/300, 109/300 and 175/300 respectively in silver black ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all framed.

Estimate
$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $5,000

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New York Auction 17 October 2018