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Lot 43206

Untitled, from Flaming Skull, 2018

Offset lithographs in colors on skate decks
32 × 8 in
81.3 × 20.3 cm
Heritage Auctions
Estimated value: $200–$400
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Takashi Murakami X ComplexCon

Published by Complex Con, Long Beach, CA

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Takashi Murakami X ComplexCon

Published by Complex Con, Long Beach, CA

Condition Report: Comes wrapped in original cellophane. No apparent condition issues.

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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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Takashi Murakami X ComplexCon

Published by Complex Con, Long Beach, CA

Condition Report: Comes …

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Takashi Murakami X ComplexCon

Published by Complex Con, Long Beach, CA

Condition Report: Comes wrapped in original cellophane. No apparent condition issues.

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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 43206

Untitled, from Flaming Skull, 2018

Offset lithographs in colors on skate decks
32 × 8 in
81.3 × 20.3 cm
Heritage Auctions
Estimated value: $200–$400
Current bid
$160
1 bid

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