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Takashi Murakami, ‘Architect of the Heart ’, 2010, Martin Lawrence Galleries
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Architect of the Heart , 2010

Offset print with cold stamp and high gloss varnish
28 in diameter
71.1 cm diameter
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
New York , Las Vegas, San Francisco , New Orleans , Dallas, Costa Mesa , La Jolla , Maui, Schaumburg
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About the work
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Takashi Murakami; Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo
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Martin Lawrence Galleries
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, ‘Architect of the Heart ’, 2010, Martin Lawrence Galleries
Takashi Murakami, ‘Architect of the Heart ’, 2010, Martin Lawrence Galleries
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About the work
Medium
Print
Publisher
Takashi Murakami; Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Image rights
Martin Lawrence Galleries
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
Follow

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.”

Architect of the Heart , 2010

Offset print with cold stamp and high gloss varnish
28 in diameter
71.1 cm diameter
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
New York , Las Vegas, San Francisco , New Orleans , Dallas, Costa Mesa , La Jolla , Maui, Schaumburg
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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