Takashi Murakami, ‘Comprehending the 51st Dimension; and There is Nothing Eternal in this World That is Why You are Beautiful’, 2014, Print, Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets., Phillips
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Takashi Murakami

Lot 408

Comprehending the 51st Dimension; and There is Nothing Eternal in this World That is Why You are Beautiful, 2014

Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
27 4/5 in diameter
70.5 cm diameter
Phillips
Estimated value: $2,000–$3,000
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Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both unframed.

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Both signed and numbered 163/300 and 165/300 in silver ink
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, ‘Comprehending the 51st Dimension; and There is Nothing Eternal in this World That is Why You are Beautiful’, 2014, Print, Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets., Phillips
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Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both unframed.

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Artworks ©2014 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
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Medium
Condition
Signature
Both signed and numbered 163/300 and 165/300 in silver ink
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

Lot 408

Comprehending the 51st Dimension; and There is Nothing Eternal in this World That is Why You are Beautiful, 2014

Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
27 4/5 in diameter
70.5 cm diameter
Phillips
Estimated value: $2,000–$3,000
Current bid
$1,000
1 bid

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