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    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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Anywhere Door (Dokodemo Door) in the Field of Flowers; and We Came to the Field of Flowers Through Anywhere Door (Dokodemo Door)

Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, presumably the full sheets.
both S. 19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (49.8 x 49.8 cm)
Both signed, dated and numbered 60/1000 and 63/1000 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, presumably both adhered to the support at the reverse of the sheet edges, presumably both in very good condition, not examined out of the frame, both framed.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $4,000

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