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Takashi Murakami
TAKASHI MURAKAMI: Korin: Tranquility Hand signed & numbered Superflat, Pop Art

2020

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KÕRIN: TRANQUILITY Date of creation: 2020 Medium: Offset lithograph with cold stamp and high gloss varnish on paper Edition: 300 Size: 71 cm Ø Observations: High quality and textured offset lithograph with cold stamp and screen printed with UV gloss varnish on paper. Hand signed and numbered by Takashi Murakami. Limited edition of 300 published by Kaikai Kiki Co. Tranquility, serenity or peacefulness are words represented much alike in Japanese kanjis. All these meanings sure represent the culture and feeling of the traditional Japanese arts too. It was during the Heian Period (794 – 1185 CEE) that gold or silver foil took main presence in Japanese visual arts, as heritage from the Chinese painting. Korin and Kansei series by Takashi Murakami employ this use of golden and silver backgrounds, textured with skulls in many of this works, over which he displays colorful and vibrant flora.

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Takashi Murakami

Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami 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 as well as a compulsive art collector, 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.Find original Takashi Murakami prints, sculptures and more on 1stDibs. 
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