Takashi Murakami - Wired: Online Auction London Tuesday, October 25, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Hidari Zingaro, Tokyo
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Three works: (i) Dokuro yellow; (ii) Time Bokan - black; (iii) Dokuro silver

each signed with the artist's initials and numbered 'TM 81/300' lower right
offset lithographs on wove paper
each 50 x 50 cm (19 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)
(i) Executed in 2000, this work is number 81 from an edition of 300.
(ii) Executed in 2001, this work is number 81 from an edition of 300.
(iii) Executed in 2000, this work is number 81 from an edition of 300.

Artworks ©2000 - 2001 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

Estimate
£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £1,260

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 25 October - 1 November 2022