An Homage to Monopink 1960 D; An Homage to IKB 1957 C; An Homage to Marigold 1960 C; An Homage to Yves Klein, Multicolor C; An Homage to Monopink 1960 C; An Homage to Yves Klein, Multicolor D; An Homage to Monopink 1960 A; An Homage to Marigold 1960 D; An Homage to Yves Klein, Multicolor A; An Homage to IKB 1957 D; and An Homage to Marigold 1960 A

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    Artworks ©2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

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    Artworks ©2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

  • Artist Bio

    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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

An Homage to Monopink 1960 D; An Homage to IKB 1957 C; An Homage to Marigold 1960 C; An Homage to Yves Klein, Multicolor C; An Homage to Monopink 1960 C; An Homage to Yves Klein, Multicolor D; An Homage to Monopink 1960 A; An Homage to Marigold 1960 D; An Homage to Yves Klein, Multicolor A; An Homage to IKB 1957 D; and An Homage to Marigold 1960 A

2012
Eleven offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets,
all S. 73.8 x 53 cm (29 x 20 7/8 in.)
all signed and variously numbered from the edition of 300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki, Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all framed.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 • ‡

sold for £6,875

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London Auction 22 January 2015 2pm & 6pm