Takashi Murakami, ‘Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (algae blue), 2013’, 2013, Shapero Modern
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Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (algae blue), 2013, 2013

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46 cm diameter
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Shapero Modern
London

offset lithograph, 2013, signed and numbered from the edition of 300, Publisher Kaikai Kiki Ltd., …

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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, ‘Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (algae blue), 2013’, 2013, Shapero Modern
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Shapero Modern
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offset lithograph, 2013, signed and numbered from the edition of 300, Publisher Kaikai Kiki Ltd., Tokyo.

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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

Takashi Murakami, Flower Ball (algae blue), 2013, 2013

Lithograph
18 1/10 in diameter
46 cm diameter
.
Sold
Location
London
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