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 ©2020 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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The Future Definitely Smile! For Sure!

signed, numbered and dated 'Takashi Murakami 2020 55/100' lower right
Archival pigment print on rag paper
image 64.5 x 65 cm (25 3/8 x 25 5/8 in.)
sheet 74.9 x 75 cm (29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.)

Executed in 2020, this work is number 55 from an edition of 100.

£1,500 - 2,000 • ‡ ♠

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 11 - 18 May 2022