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    Artworks ©2010 and 2011 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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

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Lot offered with No Reserve

DOB Totem Pole; !N CHA!; Flowers Have Bloomed; Jellyfish Eyes Cream; and Jellyfish Eyes

2010-2011
Five offset lithographs in colours, two with cold stamp, four on smooth wove paper and one on UV paper, the full sheets,
four S. 50 x 50 cm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.); one S. 80 x 60 cm (31 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.)
all signed and numbered 141/300, 106/300, 46/300, 94/300, and 130/300 respectively in black ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Ltd., Tokyo, all in excellent condition, all framed.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 • ‡

Sold for £1,500

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