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Homage to Francis Bacon: Head of Isabel Hawthorne and Head of George Dyer (a pair)

Color offset lithographs on smooth wove paper
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JMA
John Moran Auctioneers

Image/sheet: 19.75" H x 19.75" W (each)

This lot is accompanied by the original packaging …

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Image/sheet: 19.75" H x 19.75" W (each)

This lot is accompanied by the original packaging from Kaikai Kiki Co., LTD.

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Signature
Head of Isabel Hawthorne: Edition 58 of 300, initialed lower right: TM; Head of George Dyer: Edition 61 of 300 initialed lower right: TM
Publisher
Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo
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
JMA
John Moran Auctioneers

Image/sheet: 19.75" H x 19.75" W (each)

This lot is accompanied by the original packaging …

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Image/sheet: 19.75" H x 19.75" W (each)

This lot is accompanied by the original packaging from Kaikai Kiki Co., LTD.

Medium
Print
Signature
Head of Isabel Hawthorne: Edition 58 of 300, initialed lower right: TM; Head of George Dyer: Edition 61 of 300 initialed lower right: TM
Publisher
Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
Follow

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.”

Homage to Francis Bacon: Head of Isabel Hawthorne and Head of George Dyer (a pair)

Color offset lithographs on smooth wove paper
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