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Mister Wink, Cosmos Ball, 2000

Painted cast vinyl
10 1/2 × 7 1/4 × 7 1/4 in
26.7 × 18.4 × 18.4 cm
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About the work
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Produced by Cube, Japan

Condition Report: Mild surface dust; mild scattered scuffs and scratches to …

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Produced by Cube, Japan

Condition Report: Mild surface dust; mild scattered scuffs and scratches to the base. Does not comes in any original boxes and packaging.

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Sculpture
Signature
Stamped to the underside of the base
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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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Produced by Cube, Japan

Condition Report: Mild surface dust; mild scattered scuffs and scratches to …

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Produced by Cube, Japan

Condition Report: Mild surface dust; mild scattered scuffs and scratches to the base. Does not comes in any original boxes and packaging.

Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Stamped to the underside of the base
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.”

Mister Wink, Cosmos Ball, 2000

Painted cast vinyl
10 1/2 × 7 1/4 × 7 1/4 in
26.7 × 18.4 × 18.4 cm
Bidding closed
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