Takashi Murakami, ‘Takashi Murakami vinyl flower sculpture (Takashi Murakami flowers)’, 2019, Design/Decorative Art, Vinyl pool float, Lot 180
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Takashi Murakami vinyl flower sculpture (Takashi Murakami flowers), 2019

Vinyl pool float
72 × 72 in
182.9 × 182.9 cm
.
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Lot 180

This Takashi Murakami designed pool float is a giant full-color Murakami flower that expands to an …

Medium
Condition
New.
Signature
Stamped on upper center edge
Frame
Not included
Series
Murakami Flowers
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 vinyl flower sculpture (Takashi Murakami flowers)’, 2019, Design/Decorative Art, Vinyl pool float, Lot 180
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Lot 180

This Takashi Murakami designed pool float is a giant full-color Murakami flower that expands to an impressive 6-foot diameter all around when fully inflated. A stand out Murakami indoor/outdoor collectible that has since sold out.

Medium: Inflatable pool raft.
Dimensions: 6 feet in diameter (when inflated).
Condition: …

Medium
Condition
New.
Signature
Stamped on upper center edge
Frame
Not included
Series
Murakami Flowers
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 vinyl flower sculpture (Takashi Murakami flowers), 2019

Vinyl pool float
72 × 72 in
182.9 × 182.9 cm
.
Sold
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