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Takashi Murakami, ‘Hypha will cover the world, little by little. We should be able to get our hands on that door to the alien world soon. Wait till we get here!’, 2009, Roseberys
Takashi Murakami, ‘Hypha will cover the world, little by little. We should be able to get our hands on that door to the alien world soon. Wait till we get here!’, 2009, Roseberys
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Hypha will cover the world, little by little. We should be able to get our hands on that door to the alien world soon. Wait till we get here!, 2009

Offset lithograph on smooth wove paper
25 9/10 × 51 1/10 in
65.8 × 129.7 cm
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Roseberys

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Signed, dated and numbered 161/300 in black ink
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co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo and New York,
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, ‘Hypha will cover the world, little by little. We should be able to get our hands on that door to the alien world soon. Wait till we get here!’, 2009, Roseberys
Takashi Murakami, ‘Hypha will cover the world, little by little. We should be able to get our hands on that door to the alien world soon. Wait till we get here!’, 2009, Roseberys
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About the work
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Roseberys

unframed

unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, dated and numbered 161/300 in black ink
Publisher
co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo and New York,
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.”

Hypha will cover the world, little by little. We should be able to get our hands on that door to the alien world soon. Wait till we get here!, 2009

Offset lithograph on smooth wove paper
25 9/10 × 51 1/10 in
65.8 × 129.7 cm
Bidding closed
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