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A Little Flower Painting: Yellow, White and Purple (Gold) & Pink, Purple and Many other Colors (Platinum), 2018

The pair of screenprints in colours, with gold and platinum leaf respectively
18 2/5 × 15 in
46.8 × 38 cm
Edition of 100
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Each signed, dated and numbered from the editions of 100 in pencil, both on smooth wove paper, …

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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.”

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Each signed, dated and numbered from the editions of 100 in pencil, both on smooth wove paper, published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., Japan, each with full margins, each sheet 468 x 380mm (18 1/2 x 15in) (2) (unframed)

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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.”

A Little Flower Painting: Yellow, White and Purple (Gold) & Pink, Purple and Many other Colors (Platinum), 2018

The pair of screenprints in colours, with gold and platinum leaf respectively
18 2/5 × 15 in
46.8 × 38 cm
Edition of 100
Bidding closed
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