Takashi Murakami, ‘GARGANTUA ON YOUR PALM’, 2018, Dope! Gallery
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Takashi Murakami

GARGANTUA ON YOUR PALM, 2018

Offset print
28 in diameter
71.1 cm diameter
Edition of 300
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Dope! Gallery

2018

Offset print

Edition of 300

28 in /71 cm

Comes in its original Kaikai Kiki packaging

Medium
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, ‘GARGANTUA ON YOUR PALM’, 2018, Dope! Gallery
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About the work
Dope! Gallery

2018

Offset print

Edition of 300

28 in /71 cm

Comes in its original Kaikai Kiki packaging

Medium
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

GARGANTUA ON YOUR PALM, 2018

Offset print
28 in diameter
71.1 cm diameter
Edition of 300
.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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