Takashi Murakami, ‘I open wide my eyes but see no scenery. I fix my gaze upon my heart; That I may time transcend, that a universe my heart may unfold; Initiate the speed of cerebral synapse at free will; and  In the heart’s eye, a universe’, 2007-08, Print, Four offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets., Phillips
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Takashi Murakami

I open wide my eyes but see no scenery. I fix my gaze upon my heart; That I may time transcend, that a universe my heart may unfold; Initiate the speed of cerebral synapse at free will; and In the heart’s eye, a universe, 2007-08

Four offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
Editions 23, 154, 90, 124 of 300
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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, ‘I open wide my eyes but see no scenery. I fix my gaze upon my heart; That I may time transcend, that a universe my heart may unfold; Initiate the speed of cerebral synapse at free will; and  In the heart’s eye, a universe’, 2007-08, Print, Four offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets., Phillips
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all S. 70 x 81 cm (27 1/2 x 31 7/8 in.)

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Each signed and numbered 23/300, 154/300, 90/300 and 124/300 respectively in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all …
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

I open wide my eyes but see no scenery. I fix my gaze upon my heart; That I may time transcend, that a universe my heart may unfold; Initiate the speed of cerebral synapse at free will; and In the heart’s eye, a universe, 2007-08

Four offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
Editions 23, 154, 90, 124 of 300
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