Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 17, 2024 | Phillips
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  • 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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That Sounds Good, I Hope You Can Do That

Screenprint in colours with cold-stamped gold foil, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 46.5 x 94.2 cm (18 1/4 x 37 1/8 in.)
S. 56.5 x 104.3 cm (22 1/4 x 41 1/8 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 297/300 in pencil, further annotated 'Fujiko F Fujio' (printed) in Japanese, the inventor of Doraemon, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, framed.

£3,000 - 5,000 •‡

Sold for £3,810

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 17 - 18 January 2024