Takashi Murakami, ‘And Then When That's Done... (Red)’, 2009, Julien's Auctions

The playful Takashi Murakami always delights, with figures inspired by Japanese comics and animation, coquettishly batting eyelashes at their viewers. Murakami's prowess with color is best seen when all versions of this print are shown together—yellows, blues, greens, and candy colored reds enhance and change an image that has become as recognizable as Andy Warhol's soup cans, thanks to the almost cult status of his “Mr. DOB” character. Murakami exhibits internationally with Gagosian Gallery, and his work can be found in numerous prominent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Framed: 25 1/4 x 25 1/4 x 1 inches.

In excellent condition; not examined outside frame.

Signature: Signed and numbered lower right

Publisher: Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo.

Private Los Angeles Collection.

About Takashi Murakami

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.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan

Exhibition Highlights

2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at Seattle Art Fair 2015
2015
Gagosian - Lidia Andich, 
Seattle,
Seattle Art Fair 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015

Group Shows

2016
Singapore,
Infinite Diversity
2015
Gagosian - Jason Ysenburg, 
NY,
Art Basel Miami Beach 2015
2015
Gagosian - Freja Harrell, 
New York,
Miami Basel 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at Seattle Art Fair 2015
2015
Gagosian - Lidia Andich, 
Seattle,
Seattle Art Fair 2015
2015
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy, 
Gagosian - Rysia Murphy at SP-Arte 2015
2015
Gagosian - Nick, 
Central,
Art Basel Hong Kong 2015
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