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Takashi Murakami, ‘Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830); and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826)’, 2008-2010, Phillips
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Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830); and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826), 2008-2010

Two offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets
27 3/5 × 21 9/10 in
70 × 55.5 cm
Editions 132, 123 of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Both signed (Mark Grotjahn in black ink and Takashi Murakami in silver ink) and numbered 132/300 and 123/300 respectively in silver ink, …
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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, ‘Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830); and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826)’, 2008-2010, Phillips
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About the work
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No Reserve; Property Subject to VAT Section 4 (5%; see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Both sheets: 70 x 55.5 cm (27 1/2 x 21 7/8 in.)

Medium
Print
Signature
Both signed (Mark Grotjahn in black ink and Takashi Murakami in silver ink) and numbered 132/300 and 123/300 respectively in silver ink, …
Image rights
Artworks ©2008-2010 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.
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.”

Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830); and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826), 2008-2010

Two offset lithographs in colours, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets
27 3/5 × 21 9/10 in
70 × 55.5 cm
Editions 132, 123 of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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