Takashi Murakami is famous throughout the world; the most well-known reason is his design of many series product for the France brand, Louis Vuitton. In Japan, he is the most influential artist nowadays, he is being called ‘Andy Warhol of Japan’; and he is idol of many young art lovers in Japan.

Superflat is an Art …

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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.”

High auction record
$15.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions
2019
Takashi Murakami: Gyatei²Gagosian
2018
Hong Kong Art Week 2018Gagosian
2017
Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own LegMCA Chicago
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Superflat Monogram: Panda & his Friends, 2005

Screeprint in colors on Wove paper
33 3/4 × 33 3/4 in
85.7 × 85.7 cm
Edition 43/50
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Boca Raton, New York, Bridgehampton
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Takashi Murakami is famous throughout the world; the most well-known reason is his design of many …

Medium
Condition
Pristine
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, Signed, dated and numbered lower left
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Publisher
Kaikai Kiki co., Ltd., Tokyo

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.”

High auction record
$15.2m, Sotheby's, 2008
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Coleccion SOLO
Selected exhibitions (3)
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