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Self-Portrait of the Manifold Worries of a Manifoldly Distressed Artist; The Artist's Agony and Ecstacy, 2012

Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
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both S. 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in. (72.1 x 97.5 cm)

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This lot is sold with No Reserve

both S. 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in. (72.1 x 97.5 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Artworks ©2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
—Courtesy of Phillips

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Both signed and numbered 112/300 and 122/300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both framed.
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.”

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About the work
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Phillips

This lot is sold with No Reserve

both S. 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in. (72.1 x 97.5 cm)

From the Catalogue:

Read more

This lot is sold with No Reserve

both S. 28 3/8 x 38 3/8 in. (72.1 x 97.5 cm)

From the Catalogue:
Artworks ©2012 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
—Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Print
Signature
Both signed and numbered 112/300 and 122/300 in silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both framed.
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.”

Self-Portrait of the Manifold Worries of a Manifoldly Distressed Artist; The Artist's Agony and Ecstacy, 2012

Two offset lithographs in colors, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
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