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Jellyfish Eyes - Black, 5, 2004

Acrylic on linen mounted to panel
47 1/4 × 47 1/4 in
120 × 120 cm
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

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"The great number of eyes on the piece [Jellyfish Eyes, 2001] gives the …

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"The great number of eyes on the piece [Jellyfish Eyes, 2001] gives the impression that those living eyes are looking at the viewer who is himself looking at the work from different angles. If we connected all those eyes to a video camera or a computer, then on the control screen, we would be …

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Signed and dated 04 on the reverse
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
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Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

From the Catalogue

"The great number of eyes on the piece [Jellyfish Eyes, 2001] gives the …

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From the Catalogue

"The great number of eyes on the piece [Jellyfish Eyes, 2001] gives the impression that those living eyes are looking at the viewer who is himself looking at the work from different angles. If we connected all those eyes to a video camera or a computer, then on the control screen, we would be …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated 04 on the reverse
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.”

Jellyfish Eyes - Black, 5, 2004

Acrylic on linen mounted to panel
47 1/4 × 47 1/4 in
120 × 120 cm
Bidding closed
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