Takashi Murakami - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Artwork ©2010 and 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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Such Cute Flowers; and Flowers Blossoming in This World and the Land of Nirvana (x 5)

2010; and 2013
Six offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets,
all S. 50 x 50 cm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
all signed and numbered variously from the edition of 300 in silver or black ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, Tokyo, all framed.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 • ‡

Sold for £5,250

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Sale, Editions
London
+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 11 June 2015 2pm & 6pm