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Hands Clasped, 2015

Offset lithograph in colors on smoothe wove paper
25 7/8 × 34 1/2 in
65.7 × 87.6 cm
Edition 120/300
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Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, Tokyo

Condition Reports: No apparent condition issues. Print is …

Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, Tokyo

Condition Reports: No apparent condition issues. Print is rolled. Unframed

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Signed and numbered in felt tip pen lower right
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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, ‘Hands Clasped’, 2015, Heritage Auctions
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About the work
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Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, Tokyo

Condition Reports: No apparent condition issues. Print is …

Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd, Tokyo

Condition Reports: No apparent condition issues. Print is rolled. Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in felt tip pen lower right
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.”

Hands Clasped, 2015

Offset lithograph in colors on smoothe wove paper
25 7/8 × 34 1/2 in
65.7 × 87.6 cm
Edition 120/300
Bidding closed
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