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Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's
Takashi Murakami, ‘Ten Prints by the Artist’, 2013-14, Christie's

Each signed in silver felt-tip pen, co-published by the artist and Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo and New York, the full sheets, generally in good condition
Diameter: 28 in. (711 mm.)
(10)

From the Catalogue:
Including: Flowerball (3D) - Blue, Red; Flowerball (3-D) Autumn 2004; Flowerball (Lots of Colors); Flowerball Sexual Violet No.1 (3D); Comprehending the 51st Dimension; Letter to Picasso; There is Nothing Eternal in This World. That is Why You Are Beautiful; Groping for the Truth; Flower Ball (3-D) Sequoia; Flowerball (3D) - Red-Ball

© Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
—Courtesy of Christie's

About Takashi Murakami

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.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan