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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks © 2012 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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THIS LOT IS TO BE SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Self-portrait of the Manifold Worries of a Manifoldly Distressed Artist; and 'The Artist's' Agony and Ecstasy

2012
Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
both S. 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (71.8 x 71.8 cm)
Both signed and numbered 114/300 and 126/300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both adhered to the support at the reverse of the sheet edges, otherwise both in very good condition, both framed.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $3,000

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Online Auction 8 - 16 April 2020