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Takashi Murakami, ‘Super Nova’, 1999, MCA Chicago
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Super Nova, 1999

Acrylic on canvas mounted on board
118 × 413 in
299.7 × 1049 cm
Location
Chicago
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About the work
MCA Chicago
Chicago

Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, fractional and promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of …

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Painting
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© 1999 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Jeffrey Wells Photography, Aurora, Colorado.
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, ‘Super Nova’, 1999, MCA Chicago
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About the work
MCA Chicago
Chicago

Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan, fractional and promised gift to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Medium
Painting
Image rights
© 1999 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Photo: Jeffrey Wells Photography, Aurora, Colorado.
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.”

Super Nova, 1999

Acrylic on canvas mounted on board
118 × 413 in
299.7 × 1049 cm
Location
Chicago
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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