Takashi Murakami, ‘Jellyfish Eyes’, 2002, Phillips
Takashi Murakami, ‘Jellyfish Eyes’, 2002, Phillips

Condition: There are no discernible condition issues with this work.

In our opinion this work is in very good condition.

F: Within a white wooden circular frame under Plexiglas
Courtesy of Phillips

Signature: Inscribed with the artist's swirl symbol on the front and numbered 61/250 in black ink on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame, published by Kaikai Kiki, Co., Ltd., Tokyo, contained in the original circular artist's frame.

Image rights: Artworks ©2002 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

About Takashi Murakami

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.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan