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Takashi Murakami, ‘Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness’, 2010, Forum Auctions
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Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness, 2010

Offset lithograph printed in colours, on wove paper
26 4/5 × 26 4/5 in
68.1 × 68.1 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed and numbered from the edition of 300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., …

Signed and numbered from the edition of 300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., Tokyo, the full sheet printed to the edges, 681 x 681mm (26 3/4 x 26 3/4in) (unframed)

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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, ‘Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness’, 2010, Forum Auctions
Takashi Murakami, ‘Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness’, 2010, Forum Auctions
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About the work
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Signed and numbered from the edition of 300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., …

Signed and numbered from the edition of 300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., Tokyo, the full sheet printed to the edges, 681 x 681mm (26 3/4 x 26 3/4in) (unframed)

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.”

Open Your Hands Wide, Embrace Happiness, 2010

Offset lithograph printed in colours, on wove paper
26 4/5 × 26 4/5 in
68.1 × 68.1 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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