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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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Untitled) DOB and Flower Drawing

Drawing in black marker, on book page from The Octopus Eats It's Own Leg exhibition catalogue, from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, on wove paper with artist's printed name in gold.
11 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (28.6 x 24.1 cm)
Signed and dated in black marker, unframed.

$1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for $2,000

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Editions Contemporary: Online Auction

Online Auction 13 - 23 October 2020