Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions New York Friday, October 25, 2019 | 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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Monogramouflage Treillis

Editioned canvas on wood and aluminum stretcher (as issued), with the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, contained in the original presentation box.
15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm)
Signed and dated in black marker on the reverse of the aluminum stretcher and numbered 16/100 (printed) on the accompanying Certificate of Authenticity, additionally with the artist's copyright monogram on the reverse of the stretcher and the Certificate of Authenticity, co-published by Louis Vuitton, New York and Paris and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $13,750

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 25 October 2019