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Mr. DOB Comes to Play His Flute, 2013

Offset lithograph in colors
19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
50 × 50 cm
Edition 21/300
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PIASA

50×50cm Published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki & Co. Ltd., Tokyo

asigned and numbered 21/300

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50×50cm Published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki & Co. Ltd., Tokyo

asigned and numbered 21/300

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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.”

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About the work
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50×50cm Published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki & Co. Ltd., Tokyo

asigned and numbered 21/300

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50×50cm Published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki & Co. Ltd., Tokyo

asigned and numbered 21/300

Buyer responsible for Buyer’s Premium and any applicable taxes, including VAT.

Medium
Print
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 Comes to Play His Flute, 2013

Offset lithograph in colors
19 7/10 × 19 7/10 in
50 × 50 cm
Edition 21/300
Bidding closed
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