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Takashi Murakami
And then and then... (pink) Limited Edition (print) by Takashi Murakami, signed

1999

US$2,900

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And Then and then and then and then and then (Pink), 1999 by Takashi Murakami Offset print, in silver ink signed and numbered by the artist 26 4/5 × 26 4/5 in 68 × 68 cm Edition 31/300 The design for Mr. DOB was inspired by several animated figures including Doraemon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mickey Mouse. His name is a derivative of the expression Dobojite, meaning ‘Why’ in Japanese slang. Accompanying Takashi Murakami in his existential questioning, the character of Mr. DOB has developed a complex psychology to the point of becoming an avatar of the artist. 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.

Details

  • Creator
    Takashi Murakami (1963, Japanese),
  • Creation Year
    1999
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26.78 in. (68 cm)Width: 26.78 in. (68 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
    In good condition overall. Recto: a few soft creases on the illustration, otherwise generally in good condition; Verso: Generally in good condition.
  • Gallery Location
    Hong Kong, HK
  • Reference Number
    Seller: GLM-TM-0101stDibs: LU154527975802

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About the Artist

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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