With 12 rounded petals and smiling faces, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are celebrated for their display of joy and innocence. The Japanese artist’s fascination with flowers began when he worked as a school teacher in the 1980s. Every other day, the artist would buy fresh blooms for his students to practice drawing. …

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This beautiful drawing by Japanese Contemporary Pop master Takashi Murakami features 2 of his most well known motifs, Mr. DOB and a Smiling Flower. It is actually hand drawn by the artist which is especially desirable since he mostly uses assistants to paint his works. It has rock solid provenance with guaranteed …

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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.”

High auction record
$15.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
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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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Mr. DOB and Flower Drawing, 2018

Marker on book paper
11 1/4 × 9 3/4 in
28.6 × 24.8 cm
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With 12 rounded petals and smiling faces, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are celebrated for their …

EFA
EHC Fine Art

This beautiful drawing by Japanese Contemporary Pop master Takashi Murakami features 2 of his most …

Medium
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small works on paper by Takashi Murakami
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$2,400–$2,800
This work
$0
$8,800+

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)
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