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TAKASHI MURAKAMI (1962)

Takashi Murakami is best known for his contemporary combination of fine art and pop culture. He uses recognizable iconography like Doraemon and cartoonish flowers and infuses it with Japanese culture. The result is a colorful body of work that takes the shape of paintings, sculptures and animations.
In the 1990s, Murakami founded the Superflat movement in an attempt to expose the "shallow emptiness of Japanese consumeristic culture." The artist plays on the familiar aesthetic of mangas, Japanese-language comics, to render works that appear popular and accessible, all the while denouncing the universality and impersonality of consumer goods. Murakami has done collaborations with numerous brands and celebrities including Kanye West, Louis Vuitton, Pharrell Williams and Google.

Takashi Murakami: Text

ARTWORKS

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FOREST KOROPOKURU

Offset Print

Forest Koropokuru, 2020 by Takashi Murakami
Offset print with silver and high gloss varnishing
30 1/5 × 36 1/5 in
76.6 × 92 cm
Edition 33/300

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FLOWERBALL RED, PINK, BLUE

Offset Print

Flowerball (3D) Red, Pink, Blue, 2013 by Takashi Murakami
Woven paper, four-color offset print, cold foil stamp, glossy varnish
Published by Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo
28 in diameter
71 cm diameter
Edition 131/300

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A PICTURE OF THE BLESSED LION WHO STARES AT DEATH

Offset Print


Printed in 2009 by Takashi Murakami
signed, numbered and stamped by the Artist
27 ²³/₆₄ × 54 ²³/₃₂ in

69.5 × 139 cm
Edition 39/300

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KANSEI: LIKE THE RIVER'S FLOW

Offset Print

Executed in 2010 by Takashi Murakami
Offset print, cold stamp and high gloss varnishing with silver ink
signed, numbered and stamped by the Artist
27 7/8 in diameter
71 cm diameter
Edition  34/300

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PURPLE FLOWERS IN A BOUQUET

Offset Print

Printed in 2010 by Takashi Murakami
Offset print
signed, numbered by the Artist

Offset Lithograph

D 27 ⁶¹/₆₄ in

D. 71 cm

Edition 207/300

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AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN (PINK)

Offset Print

Printed in 1999 by Takashi Murakami
Offset print
signed, numbered by the Artist

Offset Lithograph

26 ¹/₂ × 26 ¹/₂ in

67.3 × 67.3 cm

Edition 129/300

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