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Flower Cushion 60 cm (Grey & Black) (Tai Kwun Exclusive), 2019

Polyester and Acrylic
23 3/5 in diameter
60 cm diameter
This is part of a limited edition set.
HKD $6,320
location
Hong Kong
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Curator Style
Hong Kong
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This work is released during the exhibition "MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" held during …

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This work is released during the exhibition "MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" held during June-September at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong in 2019

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Design/Decorative Art
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TAKASHI MURAKAMI x Tai Kwun
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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This work is released during the exhibition "MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" held during …

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This work is released during the exhibition "MURAKAMI vs MURAKAMI" held during June-September at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong in 2019

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Series
TAKASHI MURAKAMI x Tai Kwun
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 Cushion 60 cm (Grey & Black) (Tai Kwun Exclusive), 2019

Polyester and Acrylic
23 3/5 in diameter
60 cm diameter
This is part of a limited edition set.
HKD $6,320
location
Hong Kong
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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