Takashi Murakami - Editions & Works on Paper New York Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Japan
    Sotheby's, Hong Kong, Contemporary Showcase: Kawaii Pop, May 18, 2021, lot 96
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Created in homage to acclaimed director Hideaki Anno who made the cult anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion and directed the 2016 film Shin Godzilla.

    Artworks ©2019 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Homage to Director Hideaki Anno: Godzilla Resurgence & Evangelion

Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 15 1/4 x 21 5/8 in. (38.7 x 54.9 cm)
S. 19 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (48.9 x 64.8 cm)

Signed and numbered 11/100 in pencil, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, with the production company 'Toho Studios' and animation studio 'Khara' inkstamps, framed.

$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $9,525

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 27 June 2024