Takashi Murakami, ‘Skulls & Flower Deck (Black)’, 2018, New Union Gallery
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Skulls & Flower Deck (Black), 2018

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8 × 32 in
20.3 × 81.3 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Exhibition history

With 12 rounded petals and smiling faces, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are celebrated for their …

New Union Gallery

Beautiful Murakami deck still in original plastic.

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Skateboard is in pristine condition with no issues at all.
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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, ‘Skulls & Flower Deck (Black)’, 2018, New Union Gallery
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About the work
Exhibition history

With 12 rounded petals and smiling faces, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are celebrated for their display of joy and innocence. The Japanese artist’s fascination with flowers began when he worked as a school teacher in the 1980s. Every other day, the artist would buy fresh blooms for his students to practice drawing. …

New Union Gallery

Beautiful Murakami deck still in original plastic.

Medium
Other
Condition
Skateboard is in pristine condition with no issues at all.
Signature
Not Signed, not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
"Complex Con Exclusive"
Publisher
Complex Con
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
Follow

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.”

Skulls & Flower Deck (Black), 2018

Print on Skate Deck
8 × 32 in
20.3 × 81.3 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Sold
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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