Takashi Murakami, ‘Flower collaboration with MADSAKI’, 2017, Phillips
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Flower collaboration with MADSAKI, 2017

Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminium frame
55 3/5 × 47 1/5 in
141.3 × 120 cm
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From the Catalogue:
Although the works may appear to have a generic graffiti air to them, their …

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Signed and dated 'TAKASHI 2017' on the overlap
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 collaboration with MADSAKI’, 2017, Phillips
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From the Catalogue:
Although the works may appear to have a generic graffiti air to them, their surfaces exude MADSAKI’s peculiar brand of sorrow, which I appreciate.'
Takashi Murakami, quoted in foreword to the "HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW", MADSAKI’s solo exhibition at Kaikai Kiki Gallery, 19 May - 15 June …

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Signature
Signed and dated 'TAKASHI 2017' on the overlap
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.”

Flower collaboration with MADSAKI, 2017

Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminium frame
55 3/5 × 47 1/5 in
141.3 × 120 cm
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