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Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)
LOT ID: 80045
AND THEN...Melting Dob A (+ Flower 2; 2 works), 2008

Offset lithograph, in colors on paper
26.8 х 26.8 in. (68.07 x 68.07 cm.)
Signed, and numbered, each print
Edition 300
Foundry/Publisher Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Lot description
This lot is for two offset lithograph prints in colors by Japanese Contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. Details:

1) AND THEN...Melting Dob A", 2008. Offset lithograph in colors.
26.8 in. x 26.8 in. (67.9 cm. x 67.9 cm). Edition of 300. Signed, dated and numbered. Unframed and in excellent condition.

2) "Flower 2", 2011. Offset lithograph, with cold stamp and high gloss varnishing. 19.7 x 19.7 inches (50 x 50 cm). Edition of 300. Signed, dated and numbered. Unframed and in excellent condition.

Considered the Warhol of Japan, Takashi Murakami (b. 1962, Tokyo) is a prolific Contemporary Japanese artist who works in traditional media such as painting, as well as in digital and commercial media. Classically trained in historic ‘Nihon-ga’ style at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (BFA, MFA, and Ph.D), Murakami blends traditional Japanese styles with contemporary pop culture, exploring the boundaries between high and low, conceptual and commercial, and East and West, especially with his trademark usage of anime and manga cartoon figures. He coined the term “Superflat”, a post-modern style describing both the aesthetic and conceptual characteristics of the Japanese today which lacks substantial depth, and also actively participates in the art world as a curator and a critical observer. Among his extensive exhibitions, some notable examples include a major retrospective which toured from the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art to the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, Germany and the Guggenheim in Bilbao (2008-09), and solo shows at the Gagosian Gallery in London (2011) and the Palace of Versailles in France (2010).

Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan)
Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev, Ukraine)
Samsung Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea)
AND THEN...Melting Dob A (+ Flower 2 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
  • AND THEN...Melting Dob A (+ Flower 2 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
  • AND THEN...Melting Dob A (+ Flower 2 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
  • AND THEN...Melting Dob A (+ Flower 2 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
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