Takashi Murakami - Now: Art of the 21st Century London Friday, September 25, 2009 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Guy Hepner, Los Angeles; Private Collection, London

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, © MURAKAMI, 29th October, 2007 - 11 Februrary, 2008

  • 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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Monogram Multicolore -white

PVC canvas on chassis.
45.5 x 45.5 x 8 cm. (18 x 18 x 3 1/4 in).
This work is from an edition of 100 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£6,000 - 8,000 

Now: Art of the 21st Century

26 Sept 2009