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The Moon Over The Ruined Castle and Flower Ball Open your Hands Wide, c. 2014

Offset lithograph in colors on poster paper (each)
27 1/2 in
69.9 cm
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Ed. 79/300 and 63/300

Condition Report: Handling creases. Each sheet is loose. Unframed

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Each signed and numbered in metallic pen in lower right
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Published by Kaikai Kiki, Co., 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.”

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Ed. 79/300 and 63/300

Condition Report: Handling creases. Each sheet is loose. Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Each signed and numbered in metallic pen in lower right
Publisher
Published by Kaikai Kiki, Co., Tokyo
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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.”

The Moon Over The Ruined Castle and Flower Ball Open your Hands Wide, c. 2014

Offset lithograph in colors on poster paper (each)
27 1/2 in
69.9 cm
Bidding closed
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