Takashi Murakami, ‘Flower Drawing’, 2018, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV
Takashi Murakami, ‘Flower Drawing’, 2018, Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera IV

Excellent condition, Unique hand signed drawing. This drawing is held on the first front end page of Murakami's lavishly illustrated hardback monograph "The Octopus Eats its Own Leg". It can be easily removed and framed as a stand alone artwork; kept inside the book, or opened and framed in a shadowbox. Here, collector has numerous options making the work more desirable. Excellent provenance: created by the artist at his "Heads" exhibition Perrotin Gallery. Accompanied by COA from Alpha 137 Gallery. Signature: Signed and dated.
--Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Signature: Signed and dated in marker

Created by the artist at his "Heads" exhibition, Perrotin Gallery New York City.

About Takashi Murakami

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.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan