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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Tokyo

  • 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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Petit Panda

2009
polyester, acrylic and plastic
55 x 41 x 30 cm (21 5/8 x 16 1/8 x 11 3/4 in)
This work is number 62 from an edition of 150 and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £25,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

11 October 2012
London