Takashi Murakami, ‘Untitled (Happy Flower)’, 2018, Kwiat Art
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Untitled (Happy Flower), 2018

Marker on paper
10 × 8 1/4 in
25.4 × 21 cm
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Los Angeles
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With 12 rounded petals and smiling faces, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are celebrated for their …

Kwiat Art
Los Angeles

A splendid signed and dated "happy flower" drawing within Takashi Murakami’s recent …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated
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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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With 12 rounded petals and smiling faces, Takashi Murakami’s flowers are celebrated for their display of joy and innocence. The Japanese artist’s fascination with flowers began when he worked as a school teacher in the 1980s. Every other day, the artist would buy fresh blooms for his students to practice drawing. …

Kwiat Art
Los Angeles

A splendid signed and dated "happy flower" drawing within Takashi Murakami’s recent publication “Linneage of Eccentrics: A Collaboration with Nobuo Tsuji and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston”.

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
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 (Happy Flower), 2018

Marker on paper
10 × 8 1/4 in
25.4 × 21 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
Location
Los Angeles
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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