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And then and then and then and then and then (Red), 1999

Silkscreen in colors on wove paper
20 1/2 × 20 1/2 in
52.1 × 52.1 cm
Edition 1/50
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Mr. DOB, one of Murakami’s most familiar characters, represents a hybrid of Japanese styles and …

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Mr. DOB, one of Murakami’s most familiar characters, represents a hybrid of Japanese styles and Disney aesthetics; bringing him into high art represents a bridge between fine art and entertainment. "In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend [high art and commerce] because people will throw all sorts of …

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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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Mr. DOB, one of Murakami’s most familiar characters, represents a hybrid of Japanese styles and …

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Mr. DOB, one of Murakami’s most familiar characters, represents a hybrid of Japanese styles and Disney aesthetics; bringing him into high art represents a bridge between fine art and entertainment. "In the West, it certainly is dangerous to blend [high art and commerce] because people will throw all sorts of …

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Medium
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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil verso
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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.”

And then and then and then and then and then (Red), 1999

Silkscreen in colors on wove paper
20 1/2 × 20 1/2 in
52.1 × 52.1 cm
Edition 1/50
Bidding closed
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