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Flower Drawing, 2018

Marker on endpaper. signed
10 × 8 3/10 in
25.4 × 21 cm
This is a unique work.
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About the work
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Excellent condition, Unique hand signed drawing. This drawing is held on the first front end page …

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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. …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated in marker
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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About the work
Provenance
Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Excellent condition, Unique hand signed drawing. This drawing is held on the first front end page …

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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. …

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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated in marker
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 Drawing, 2018

Marker on endpaper. signed
10 × 8 3/10 in
25.4 × 21 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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