Takashi Murakami - Saturday @ Phillips London Friday, March 14, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Norton Family Foundation, Los Angeles

  • 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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Mister Wink, Cosmos Ball

Coloured plastic object and CD.
22.2 x 19.1 x 19.1 cm. (8 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Artist, year and provenance moulded on the bottom. This work is from an unknown edition size.

£1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for £2,000

Saturday @ Phillips

15 Mar 2008, 10am & 2pm