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ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (red/blue). ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (gold/silver), 2016

Lot of two multiples Vinyl with handprinted colours
9 1/10 in
23 cm
Edition of 750
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About the work
Provenance
KA
Koller Auctions

From an edition of 750.

Height 23 cm.
In original box.

Property subject to VAT. For further …

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From an edition of 750.

Height 23 cm.
In original box.

Property subject to VAT. For further information regarding lot specific stipulations on the "Applicability of VAT", refer to Section 2.4 of Koller’s Conditions of sale.

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With the stamped monogram and inscription on the underside: ©TM/KK Complexcon Bait Switch.
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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About the work
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KA
Koller Auctions

From an edition of 750.

Height 23 cm.
In original box.

Property subject to VAT. For further …

Read more

From an edition of 750.

Height 23 cm.
In original box.

Property subject to VAT. For further information regarding lot specific stipulations on the "Applicability of VAT", refer to Section 2.4 of Koller’s Conditions of sale.

Medium
Print
Signature
With the stamped monogram and inscription on the underside: ©TM/KK Complexcon Bait Switch.
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.”

ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (red/blue). ComplexCon: Mr. Dob (gold/silver), 2016

Lot of two multiples Vinyl with handprinted colours
9 1/10 in
23 cm
Edition of 750
Bidding closed
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