Takashi Murakami, ‘Flowerball: Want to Hold You; Awakening; Open Your Hands Wide; Thoughts on Matisse; The Flowerball’s Painterly Challenge; Flowerball Multicolor; Thoughts on Picasso; and Scenery with a Rainbow in the Midst’, 2014-2015, Phillips
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Flowerball: Want to Hold You; Awakening; Open Your Hands Wide; Thoughts on Matisse; The Flowerball’s Painterly Challenge; Flowerball Multicolor; Thoughts on Picasso; and Scenery with a Rainbow in the Midst, 2014-2015

Eight offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets
28 in diameter
71 cm diameter
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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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, ‘Flowerball: Want to Hold You; Awakening; Open Your Hands Wide; Thoughts on Matisse; The Flowerball’s Painterly Challenge; Flowerball Multicolor; Thoughts on Picasso; and Scenery with a Rainbow in the Midst’, 2014-2015, Phillips
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About the work
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All sheets: 71 cm (27 7/8 in.) diameter

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All signed and numbered variously from the edition of 300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all framed.
Image rights
Artworks ©2014 and 2015 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
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.”

Flowerball: Want to Hold You; Awakening; Open Your Hands Wide; Thoughts on Matisse; The Flowerball’s Painterly Challenge; Flowerball Multicolor; Thoughts on Picasso; and Scenery with a Rainbow in the Midst, 2014-2015

Eight offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets
28 in diameter
71 cm diameter
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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