Takashi Murakami, ‘Flower Ball (Dumpling)’, 2013, Print, Offset lithograph printed in colours on smooth wove paper, Lougher Contemporary
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Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (Dumpling), 2013

Offset lithograph printed in colours on smooth wove paper
18 1/10 in diameter
46 cm diameter
Edition of 300
.
£1,000 - 2,500
Location
Bristol
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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol

Flower Ball (Dumpling) is a dynamic work featuring Takashi Murakami’s now iconic smiling flowers. …

Medium
Condition
Pristine, no apparent condition issues
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in silver ink, recto
Frame
Not included
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, ‘Flower Ball (Dumpling)’, 2013, Print, Offset lithograph printed in colours on smooth wove paper, Lougher Contemporary
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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol

Flower Ball (Dumpling) is a dynamic work featuring Takashi Murakami’s now iconic smiling flowers. When describing the use of flowers in his work, Murakami states, “At the beginning, to be frank, I didn't like flowers, but as I continued teaching in the school, my feelings changed: their smell, their shape–it all …

Medium
Condition
Pristine, no apparent condition issues
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and numbered in silver ink, recto
Frame
Not included
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.”

Takashi Murakami

Flower Ball (Dumpling), 2013

Offset lithograph printed in colours on smooth wove paper
18 1/10 in diameter
46 cm diameter
Edition of 300
.
£1,000 - 2,500
Location
Bristol
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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