Takashi Murakami, ‘Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck’, 2017, Mixed Media, Screenprint on wood skateboard deck, Lot 180
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Takashi Murakami

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck, 2017

Screenprint on wood skateboard deck
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
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With 12 rounded petals and smiling faces, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are celebrated for their …

Lot 180

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a …

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Small surface indentation on upper right; otherwise very good overall.
Signature
Unsigned; artist stamp on verso. , not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
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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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. …

Lot 180

Takashi Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck
A vibrant piece of Takashi Murakami wall art produced as a limited series in conjunction with the 2017 Murakami exhibit: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, MCA Chicago. This deck is new in its original packaging. A brilliant piece that makes for vibrant one of a kind wall-art that …

Medium
Condition
Small surface indentation on upper right; otherwise very good overall.
Signature
Unsigned; artist stamp on verso. , not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
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

Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck, 2017

Screenprint on wood skateboard deck
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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