You have all sorts of ups and downs in life. Right, Kaikai and Kiki?!; and There's bound to be difficult times There's bound to be sad times But we won't lose heart; we'd rather not cry, so laugh, we will!

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    Artworks ©2017 and 2018 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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You have all sorts of ups and downs in life. Right, Kaikai and Kiki?!; and There's bound to be difficult times There's bound to be sad times But we won't lose heart; we'd rather not cry, so laugh, we will!

2017/18
Two offset lithographs in colours with sticker additions, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
both S. 72 x 72 cm (28 3/8 x 28 3/8 in.)
Both signed and each numbered 195/300 and 71/300 respectively in black and silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both framed.

Estimate
£1,000 - 1,500 • ‡

sold for £5,000

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London Auction 23 January 2020