Takashi Murakami, ‘Right There, The Breath of the Human Heart’, 2013, michael lisi / contemporary art

An offset-lithograph in colors with cold-stamping on smooth wove paper, Right There… was created by the artist in 2013, is hand-signed in silver pen, and numbered, measures 28 inches (71 cm) in diameter, unframed and is from the edition of 300 stamped with the artist’s copyright, and accompanied by written certification.

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