Takashi Murakami, ‘Mr. DOB and Flower Drawing’, 2018, EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction
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Mr. DOB and Flower Drawing, 2018

Marker on book paper
11 3/10 × 9 4/5 in
28.6 × 24.8 cm
This is a unique work.
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EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction

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

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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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, ‘Mr. DOB and Flower Drawing’, 2018, EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction
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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 …

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed and dated
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.”

Mr. DOB and Flower Drawing, 2018

Marker on book paper
11 3/10 × 9 4/5 in
28.6 × 24.8 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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