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Takashi Murakami, ‘Dumb Compass’, 2008, Peter Harrington Gallery
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Dumb Compass, 2008

Offset lithograph and foil blocking with high gloss varnishing on UV paper
33 1/2 × 26 4/5 in
85 × 68 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,750
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About the work
Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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Presented in an acrylic box frame

Presented in an acrylic box frame

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Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in silver pen lower right by Murakami.
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, ‘Dumb Compass’, 2008, Peter Harrington Gallery
Takashi Murakami, ‘Dumb Compass’, 2008, Peter Harrington Gallery
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About the work
Peter Harrington Gallery
London
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Presented in an acrylic box frame

Presented in an acrylic box frame

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in silver pen lower right by Murakami.
Publisher
Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd.
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.”

Dumb Compass, 2008

Offset lithograph and foil blocking with high gloss varnishing on UV paper
33 1/2 × 26 4/5 in
85 × 68 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,750
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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