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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artwork ©2013 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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Jellyfish Eyes

2013
Sculpture comprising metal, fabricated plastic, five wheels, and one hundred candy cases,
163.7 x 143 x 74 cm (64 1/2 x 56 1/4 x 29 1/8 in.)
incised with title and numbered 27/30 on a plaque on the reverse, created to accompany the Takashi Murakami film, Jellyfish Eyes, and manufactured by UHA Mikakuto, Japan, in excellent condition.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £15,000

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