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You have all sorts of ups and downs in life. Right, Kaikai and Kiki?!; and There's bound to be difficult times There's bound to be sad times But we won't lose heart; we'd rather not cry, so laugh, we will!, 2017/18

Two offset lithographs in colours with sticker additions, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
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both S. 72 x 72 cm (28 3/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

Artworks ©2017 and 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

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Both signed and each numbered 195/300 and 71/300 respectively in black and silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both … Read more
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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Property Subject to VAT Section 4: 5% (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

This lot is sold with No Reserve

both S. 72 x 72 cm (28 3/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

Artworks ©2017 and 2018 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd., All Rights Reserved.

Medium
Print
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Both signed and each numbered 195/300 and 71/300 respectively in black and silver ink, published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo, both … Read more
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.”

You have all sorts of ups and downs in life. Right, Kaikai and Kiki?!; and There's bound to be difficult times There's bound to be sad times But we won't lose heart; we'd rather not cry, so laugh, we will!, 2017/18

Two offset lithographs in colours with sticker additions, on smooth wove paper, the full sheets.
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