Takashi Murakami - Under the Influence London Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • 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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Four works: (i) Jelly fish eyes; (ii) Here comes media; (iii) Kaikai Kiki news; (iv) Reversal D.N.A

colour offset lithograph
each: 50 x 50 cm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in)
Each signed, dated and numbered (i) 'Takashi Murakami 01 98/300', (ii) 'Takashi Murakami 01 96/300', (iii) 'Takashi Murakami 01 241/300', (iv) 'Takashi Murakami 01 89/300'.

£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £10,000

Under the Influence

13 December 2012