Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks ©2019 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved

  • 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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May Shower; October Story; August Joy; December Remembrance; and July Night

Five screenprints in colours, on smooth wove paper, with full margins.
all I. 37.2 x 30 cm (14 5/8 x 11 3/4 in.)
all S. 46.8 x 38 cm (18 3/8 x 14 7/8 in.)

All signed, dated and numbered variously from the editions of 100, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all framed.

£4,000 - 6,000 •‡

Sold for £8,125

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 23 January 2020