Takashi Murakami, ‘Vintage Takashi Murakami exhibition poster (Murakami super flat) ’, 1999, Ephemera or Merchandise, Offset lithograph, Lot 180
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Takashi Murakami

Vintage Takashi Murakami exhibition poster (Murakami super flat) , 1999

Offset lithograph
22 × 17 in
55.9 × 43.2 cm
.
$280
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About the work
Lot 180

Takashi Murakami Superflat Exhibition Poster 1999. 1st printing published by Marianne Boesky …

Medium
Condition
Good overall
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
Murakami Super Flat
Publisher
Marianne Boesky Gallery
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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Lot 180

Takashi Murakami Superflat Exhibition Poster 1999. 1st printing published by Marianne Boesky Gallery New York, 1999.

Offset lithograph; approximately 17x22 inches.
Fold-lines as originally issued; otherwise good overall vintage condition.

Unsigned from an edition of unknown.

Offered by Lot 180 New York

Medium
Condition
Good overall
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Series
Murakami Super Flat
Publisher
Marianne Boesky Gallery
Takashi Murakami
Japanese, b. 1962
Follow

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

Vintage Takashi Murakami exhibition poster (Murakami super flat) , 1999

Offset lithograph
22 × 17 in
55.9 × 43.2 cm
.
$280
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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