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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
Excellent
Signature
Stamped on verso.
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC

One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from post-war Asia, Takashi Murakami is known for his signature “Superflat” aesthetic: a colorful, two-dimensional style that straddles the division between fine art and pop culture as it unites elements of anime, Japanese nihonga, and ukiyo-e woodcuts. Common motifs across Murakami’s oeuvre—which spans paintings, sculptures, prints, and more—include smiling flowers, bears, and the Mickey Mouse–inspired character Mr. DOB. They also appear throughout Murakami’s thriving market for merchandise and collectibles. Murakami has presented at institutions including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, MoMA PS1, Mori Art Museum, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, Museum für Moderne Kunst, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others, and his work has sold for millions on the secondary market. Murakami also runs a large influential art production and artist management company, the Tokyo-based Kaikai Kiki Co.

High auction record
US$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
2019
Takashi Murakami: Gyatei²Gagosian
2018
Hong Kong Art Week 2018Gagosian
2017
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own LegMCA Chicago
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Murakami Flowers Skateboard Deck, 2017

Screenprint on wood skateboard deck
31 × 8 in
78.7 × 20.3 cm
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US$875
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Lot 180

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

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Stamped on verso.
Frame
Not included
Series
N/A
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC

One of the most acclaimed artists to emerge from post-war Asia, Takashi Murakami is known for his signature “Superflat” aesthetic: a colorful, two-dimensional style that straddles the division between fine art and pop culture as it unites elements of anime, Japanese nihonga, and ukiyo-e woodcuts. Common motifs across Murakami’s oeuvre—which spans paintings, sculptures, prints, and more—include smiling flowers, bears, and the Mickey Mouse–inspired character Mr. DOB. They also appear throughout Murakami’s thriving market for merchandise and collectibles. Murakami has presented at institutions including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, MoMA PS1, Mori Art Museum, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum, Museum für Moderne Kunst, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, among others, and his work has sold for millions on the secondary market. Murakami also runs a large influential art production and artist management company, the Tokyo-based Kaikai Kiki Co.

High auction record
US$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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Other works from Lot 180
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