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Super Flat Museum Toys (Ten Separate Works in Pink Boxes), 2003

10 separate Plastic toys wrapped in cellophane in original pink card board boxes
3 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 5 in
8.9 × 3.8 × 12.7 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Printed manufacturer's mark on the boxes. Each work is sold with original packaging. The full …

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Printed manufacturer's mark on the boxes. Each work is sold with original packaging. The full suite of 10 toys sealed in cellophane wrap, held in original pink boxes. Each box has been opened, with each toy remaining sealed in cellophane; minor wear to exterior boxes, othrwise fine.
Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

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Sculpture
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Produced by Kaiyodo Takara
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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Alpha 137 Gallery Auction

Printed manufacturer's mark on the boxes. Each work is sold with original packaging. The full …

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Printed manufacturer's mark on the boxes. Each work is sold with original packaging. The full suite of 10 toys sealed in cellophane wrap, held in original pink boxes. Each box has been opened, with each toy remaining sealed in cellophane; minor wear to exterior boxes, othrwise fine.
Courtesy of Alpha 137 Gallery

Medium
Sculpture
Manufacturer
Produced by Kaiyodo Takara
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.”

Super Flat Museum Toys (Ten Separate Works in Pink Boxes), 2003

10 separate Plastic toys wrapped in cellophane in original pink card board boxes
3 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 5 in
8.9 × 3.8 × 12.7 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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