Takashi Murakami, ‘Purple Flowers in a Bouquet’, 2011, Forum Auctions
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Purple Flowers in a Bouquet, 2011

Offset lithograph printed in colours with silver foil stamping on smooth wove paper
28 in diameter
71.2 cm diameter
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 300 in silver felt-tip pen, printed and published by …

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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, ‘Purple Flowers in a Bouquet’, 2011, Forum Auctions
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Signed, dated and numbered from the edition of 300 in silver felt-tip pen, printed and published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., Japan, the full sheet printed to the edges, sheet diameter 712 mm (28 in) (diameter)

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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.”

Purple Flowers in a Bouquet, 2011

Offset lithograph printed in colours with silver foil stamping on smooth wove paper
28 in diameter
71.2 cm diameter
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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