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Roseberys

Sheet 47 x 37cm (unframed)

Note: American fashion designer Virgil Abloh founded the Off-White fashion house in 2013 and became the artistic director of Louis Vuitton in 2018, Takashi Murakami collaborated with the fashion icon in the exhibition Future History at the Gagosian, London, 21st Feb- 7th Apr 2018.

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Signature
Signed by both artists, dated and numbered 21/100 in pencil
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Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo

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.”

High auction record
$15.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions
2019
Takashi Murakami: Gyatei²Gagosian
2018
Hong Kong Art Week 2018Gagosian
2017
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own LegMCA Chicago
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Virgil Abloh is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, artist, and DJ who has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear collection since March 2018.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2019
Dark FantasyCarpenters Workshop Gallery
Camp: Notes on FashionThe Metropolitan Museum of Art
Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"MCA Chicago
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Memento Mori Stone Black, 2018

Screenprint in colours on wove
18 1/2 × 14 3/5 in
47 × 37 cm
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Roseberys

Sheet 47 x 37cm (unframed)

Note: American fashion designer Virgil Abloh founded the Off-White …

Medium
Signature
Signed by both artists, dated and numbered 21/100 in pencil
Publisher
Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo

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.”

High auction record
$15.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions (3)

Virgil Abloh is an American fashion designer, entrepreneur, artist, and DJ who has been the artistic director of Louis Vuitton's men's wear collection since March 2018.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Takashi Murakami
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