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Lot 28

Kaikai & Kiki (set of 2), 2018

Vinyl
9 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
24.1 × 8.9 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction
Estimated value: $2,300–$3,300
Current bid
$2,000
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Brand new, never displayed, in original boxes.

Brand new, never displayed, in original boxes.

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Manufacturer
Kaikai Kiki Ltd
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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Brand new, never displayed, in original boxes.

Brand new, never displayed, in original boxes.

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Manufacturer
Kaikai Kiki Ltd
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.”

Lot 28

Kaikai & Kiki (set of 2), 2018

Vinyl
9 1/2 × 3 1/2 in
24.1 × 8.9 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction
Estimated value: $2,300–$3,300
Current bid
$2,000
1 bid, reserve not met.

This auction has a buyer's premium.
Shipping, taxes, and additional fees may apply.
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03d  01h  05m  44s
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