Takashi Murakami, ‘DOB in Pure White Robe (2)’, 2013, Print, Offset color lithograph on paper, Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)
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Takashi Murakami

DOB in Pure White Robe (2), 2013

Offset color lithograph on paper
19 1/4 × 19 1/4 in
48.9 × 48.9 cm
Edition of 300
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Takashi Murakami is known for his contemporary Pop synthesis of fine art and popular culture, …

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Comprised of DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy & Vermillion) and DOB in Pure White Robe (Pink & …

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Signature
Each signed in black felt-tip marker lower right; each with title, date, and manufacturer name printed lower left
Publisher
Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
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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Takashi Murakami 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. His iconography is full of characters (or maybe alter egos) who pop up frequently in different forms. Mr. DOB, his first signature …

Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA)

Comprised of DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy & Vermillion) and DOB in Pure White Robe (Pink & Blue).

Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.

Image/sheet (vis.) each: 19.25" x 19.25"; Frames each: 23.75" x 23.75"

This lot has a 25% buyer's premium.

Medium
Signature
Each signed in black felt-tip marker lower right; each with title, date, and manufacturer name printed lower left
Publisher
Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
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

DOB in Pure White Robe (2), 2013

Offset color lithograph on paper
19 1/4 × 19 1/4 in
48.9 × 48.9 cm
Edition of 300
.
Bidding closed
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