Takashi Murakami, ‘DOB in Pure White Robe (Pink and Blue) and DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy and Vermillion) (two works)’, 2013, Heritage Auctions
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DOB in Pure White Robe (Pink and Blue) and DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy and Vermillion) (two works), 2013

Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper
19 5/8 × 19 5/8 in
49.8 × 49.8 cm
Edition 203/300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Each signed and numbered in silver ink lower right
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Co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki & Co. Ltd, Tokyo
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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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Co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki & Co. Ltd, Tokyo
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.”

DOB in Pure White Robe (Pink and Blue) and DOB in Pure White Robe (Navy and Vermillion) (two works), 2013

Offset lithograph in colors on wove paper
19 5/8 × 19 5/8 in
49.8 × 49.8 cm
Edition 203/300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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