Takashi Murakami, ‘4 Arhats, One With Four Eyes; 2 Arhats Mediating Amid the Hellfire of the Mound of the Dead; Phantasma; and Clairvoyance’, 2013-2015, Phillips
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4 Arhats, One With Four Eyes; 2 Arhats Mediating Amid the Hellfire of the Mound of the Dead; Phantasma; and Clairvoyance, 2013-2015

Four offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets
26 3/5 × 26 3/5 in
67.6 × 67.6 cm
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All sheets: 26 5/8 x 26 5/8 in. (67.6 x 67.6 cm)
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All signed and numbered 33/300, 71/300, 78/300, and 83/300 respectively in silver ink
Publisher
Kaikai KiKi Co., Ltd. Tokyo
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Artworks ©2013 - 2015 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

Takashi Murakami, ‘4 Arhats, One With Four Eyes; 2 Arhats Mediating Amid the Hellfire of the Mound of the Dead; Phantasma; and Clairvoyance’, 2013-2015, Phillips
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About the work
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Phillips

All sheets: 26 5/8 x 26 5/8 in. (67.6 x 67.6 cm)
All framed

No reserve

Medium
Print
Signature
All signed and numbered 33/300, 71/300, 78/300, and 83/300 respectively in silver ink
Publisher
Kaikai KiKi Co., Ltd. Tokyo
Image rights
Artworks ©2013 - 2015 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
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One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from postwar Asia, Takashi Murakami—“the Warhol of Japan”—is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, particularly his use of a boldly graphic and colorful anime and manga cartoon style. Murakami became famous in the 1990s for his “Superflat” theory and for organizing the paradigmatic exhibition of that title, which linked the origins of contemporary Japanese visual culture to historical Japanese art. His output includes paintings, sculptures, drawings, animations, and collaborations with brands such as Louis Vuitton. “Japanese people accept that art and commerce will be blended; and in fact, they are surprised by the rigid and pretentious Western hierarchy of “high art’,” Murakami says. “In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend the two because people will throw all sorts of stones. But that’s okay—I’m ready with my hard hat.”

4 Arhats, One With Four Eyes; 2 Arhats Mediating Amid the Hellfire of the Mound of the Dead; Phantasma; and Clairvoyance, 2013-2015

Four offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets
26 3/5 × 26 3/5 in
67.6 × 67.6 cm
Bidding closed
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