Takashi Murakami, ‘Flowers Blooming in this World and the Land of Nirvana’, 2013, Lougher Contemporary

Takashi Murakami is renowned for his super-charged mix of Pop, animé, and otaku. Creating a highly-stylized picture-plane, he layers a range of Japanese cultural and religious influences with bold colors and graphic patterns. Murakami is the founder of the postmodern art movement, “Superflat,” which combines elements of Japanese culture with the flattening of the image, which recalls earlier Japanese printmaking from the 19th century.

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Signature: Signed and numbered on the front

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