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Takashi Murakami, ‘Lion Occupying the Throne in My Heart
’, 2018, PinchukArtCentre
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Lion Occupying the Throne in My Heart
, 2018

Gold leaf and acrylic mounted on aluminum frame
300 × 600 in
762 × 1524 cm
On loan
Location
Kyiv
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About the work
PinchukArtCentre
Kyiv

(c)2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Medium
Mixed Media
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, ‘Lion Occupying the Throne in My Heart
’, 2018, PinchukArtCentre
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About the work
PinchukArtCentre
Kyiv

(c)2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Medium
Mixed Media
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.”

Lion Occupying the Throne in My Heart
, 2018

Gold leaf and acrylic mounted on aluminum frame
300 × 600 in
762 × 1524 cm
On loan
Location
Kyiv
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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