Takashi Murakami, ‘With Reverence, I Lay Myself Before You - Kōrin - Chrysanthemum; Hokkyō Takashi- Kansei; A Red River Is Visible; Kansie: Wildflowers Growing in the Night; Kōrin: Azure River; Kōrin: Stellar River in the Heavens; and Kōrin: Superstring Theory’, 2009-2014 and 2015, Phillips

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All sheets diameter 27 4/4 in. (71.1 cm)

All signed and numbered 233/300, 35/300, 35/300, 64/300, 59/300, 64/300 and 35/300 in silver ink respectively, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, all framed.

Artworks ©2009, 2014 and 2015 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

About Takashi Murakami

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.”

Japanese, b. 1962, Tokyo, Japan, based in Tokyo, Japan

Solo Shows

2018
Central, Hong Kong,
Takashi Murakami: Change the Rule!
2010
Rome,
Takashi Murakami