Takashi Murakami - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    Artworks © 2016, 2017 and 2018 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

Three works: (i) Cosmic Power; (ii) Flowerball: Bright Red; (iii) A Memory of Him and Her on a Summer Day

each signed, numbered and dated (i) 'Takashi Murakami 59/300'; (ii) 'Takashi Murakami 173/300'; (iii) 'Takashi Murakami 151/300' lower right
offset lithograph on wove paper
each diameter 70.8 cm (27 7/8 in.)
(i) Executed in 2016, this work is number 59 from an edition of 300.
(ii) Executed in 2017, this work is number 173 from an edition of 300.
(iii) Executed in 2018, this work is number 151 from an edition of 300.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 • ‡ ♠

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 11 - 18 May 2022