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Lot 43203

The Pandas Say They're Happy, 2014

Offset lithograph in colors on paper
19 5/8 × 19 5/8 in
49.8 × 49.8 cm
Edition 37/300
Heritage Auctions
Estimated value: $800–$1,200
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$650

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Framed Dimensions 25 X 25 Inches

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Not examined out …

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Framed Dimensions 25 X 25 Inches

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Not examined out of frame. Floated and framed under glass.

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Signature
Signed and numbered in ink lower right
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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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Framed Dimensions 25 X 25 Inches

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Not examined out …

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Framed Dimensions 25 X 25 Inches

Condition Report: No apparent condition issues. Not examined out of frame. Floated and framed under glass.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered in ink lower right
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.”

Lot 43203

The Pandas Say They're Happy, 2014

Offset lithograph in colors on paper
19 5/8 × 19 5/8 in
49.8 × 49.8 cm
Edition 37/300
Heritage Auctions
Estimated value: $800–$1,200
Starting bid
$650

This auction has a buyer's premium.
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10d  11h  49m  48s
Live Apr 8, 7:00pm
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