Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artworks ©2001 and 2006 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

AND THEN Platinum; and Melting DOB E

2006; and 2001
Two offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
both S. 68 x 68 cm (26 3/4 x 26 3/4 in.)
Both signed and each numbered 158/300 and 131/300 respectively in black ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both framed.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 • ‡

Sold for £3,276

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 19-20 January 2022