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Takashi Murakami
Murakami Champagne Supernova: Multicolor Pink & White Stripes (2013) - unframed

2013

US$3,700

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This is an original, brand new Murakami limited edition offset print, signed and numbered out of 300. This beautiful print has matte silver sheen (a contrasting texture from the flower prints) interspersed amidst the flowers. Other images show framing choices. Print is excellent and brand new, sold unframed. 2nd picture shown framed is for illustrative purposes. Edition: 300 Offset print, with silver, Made in Japan Size: 530 x 738 mm / 20.9 x 29 in. - Signed and numbered - ©2013 Takashi Murakami/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.' printed along the bottom edge Framing available upon inquiry. Buyer protection by 1stdibs and gallery based in Los Angeles, Calif. Full shipping insurance. Subject to availability. Takashi Murakami is a world famous artist who has firmly established himself in the international art scene with his spectacular and distinctively Japanese aesthetic. As one of the founding members of the “Superflat” movement which placed him within the legacy of Pop art, he creates art with an exceptionally original artistic language inspired by his homeland’s anime, manga culture and informed by Japan’s centuries old artistic lineage, Buddhism, and historical Japanese art. In true pop-art style, he blurs the boundaries between fine art and mass culture, integrating marketing and consumerism into his artistic concept. In doing so, he traverses the spheres of art, design, and pop culture, as shown by his collaboration with Louis Vuitton. His work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions around the world, including at the The Broad, Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery in London, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the MoMA, New York City.

Details

  • Creator
    Takashi Murakami (1963, Japanese)
  • Creation Year
    2013
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.06 in. (73.8 cm)Width: 20.87 in. (53.0 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2417971022

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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About the Artist

Takashi Murakami

Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) may be famous among collectors for his psychedelic flowers and chaotic cartoons, but artists likely know him as the theorist behind the contemporary art movement he calls “Superflat.” Partially inspired by the Pop art of Andy Warhol, in which celebrity culture and mundane mass-produced items became the focus of bright and colorful works that both celebrated and criticized consumerism, Murakami’s Superflat encompasses painting, sculpture, digital design and more to present a subversive look at consumerism but is also an effort to blend fine art and lowbrow culture. A multifaceted and remarkably influential artist, Murakami has collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton, while one of his most famous Superflat works is the teddy bear on the cover of the Graduation album by American rapper Kanye West. In 1993 Murakami earned his Ph.D. from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he was trained in nihonga, a style of painting that originated in the late 19th century by artists who worked to preserve and promote the conventions and processes associated with traditional Japanese art. While practicing nihonga, Murakami began to realize that his beliefs didn’t align with the tradition, so his art subsequently took on a satirical feel that embodied a critique of the movement. Before long, his style took a drastic turn, embracing otaku, a rising postwar cultural phenomenon among Japan’s younger crowd who loved anime and manga. (Otaku is also integral to Superflat.) This is when Murakami’s most well-known character, Mr. DOB, was born. This anime-inspired icon, which Americans might interpret as a cross between Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat given its pronounced ears and broad and menacing grin, was part of the artist’s endeavor to elevate the otaku subculture but also to target mass consumerism. While Murakami conceived of Mr. DOB years ahead of his 2000-era Superflat theory, there is much common ground between the two. Not unlike his other creations, Murakami’s Mr. DOB is equal parts erotic, disturbing and cartoonish — an incisive mockery of the mingling of commerce and fine art so prevalent in Japanese popular culture. Shop Takashi Murakami's prints, sculptures and more at 1stDibs. 
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