Takashi Murakami, ‘Purple Flowers in a Bouquet’, 2010, Lougher Contemporary

Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962) is a Japanese blue chip artist internationally renowned for his playful negotiation of several styles and traditions. The artist's vibrant, chaotic compositions have become widely recognizable, not only within the field of fine art but also through his collaborations with major fashion designers and musicians.

Here, “Purple Flowers in a Bouquet” reflects his oscillation between repulsion and adoration, as the intensely saturated pattern both overwhelms and excites in this homage to the Japanese era of tolerance, spanning from January 1789 through February 1801. This print is sold unframed in mint condition - it will be shipped flat.

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Signature: Signed and numbered, recto

About Takashi Murakami

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.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan