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Takashi Murakami, ‘Surprise ’, 2009, Martin Lawrence Galleries
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Surprise , 2009

Hand-signed offset print with cold stamp and high gloss varnish
28 1/2 × 28 1/2 in
72.4 × 72.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York , Las Vegas, San Francisco , New Orleans , Dallas, Costa Mesa , La Jolla , Maui, Schaumburg
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About the work
Martin Lawrence Galleries
New York , Las Vegas, +7 more

Surprise is an offset print with cold stamp and high-gloss varnishing in an edition of 300, each …

Surprise is an offset print with cold stamp and high-gloss varnishing in an edition of 300, each hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
Takashi Murakami's Surprise was created as a collaboration with Japanese pop band AKB48 in 2009. This is the cover of the group's Namida Surprise! album.

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Takashi Murakami; Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo
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Martin Lawrence Galleries
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, ‘Surprise ’, 2009, Martin Lawrence Galleries
Takashi Murakami, ‘Surprise ’, 2009, Martin Lawrence Galleries
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About the work
Martin Lawrence Galleries
New York , Las Vegas, +7 more

Surprise is an offset print with cold stamp and high-gloss varnishing in an edition of 300, each …

Surprise is an offset print with cold stamp and high-gloss varnishing in an edition of 300, each hand-signed and numbered by the artist.
Takashi Murakami's Surprise was created as a collaboration with Japanese pop band AKB48 in 2009. This is the cover of the group's Namida Surprise! album.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed by the Artist
Publisher
Takashi Murakami; Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Image rights
Martin Lawrence Galleries
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.”

Surprise , 2009

Hand-signed offset print with cold stamp and high gloss varnish
28 1/2 × 28 1/2 in
72.4 × 72.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York , Las Vegas, San Francisco , New Orleans , Dallas, Costa Mesa , La Jolla , Maui, Schaumburg
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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