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Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)
LOT ID: 79284
BunBu-Kun; Ponchi-Kun; Shimon-Kun (set of three skate decks) , 2007

Wood, screenprint in colors on plywood skate board decks.
31.25 х 8 х 1.5 in. (79.38 x 20.32 x 3.81 cm.)
Stamped, other, each, on back of the deck.
Print/Casting Year 2007
Edition 300
Foundry/Publisher Supreme, New York.
Lot description
"BunBu-Kun; Ponchi-Kun; Shimon-Kun: (set of three skate decks)" (2007) by Takashi Murakami. Acrylic and print on white-covered 7-ply wood. Limited edition of 300. Each deck measures: 31.25 x 8 inches (79.4 x 20.3 cm), each are stamped on the back and come in their original plastic wrap.

Considered the Warhol of Japan for his fame and factory-style art production at KaiKai KiKi Co, Takashi Murakami (b. 1962), one of the most significant contemporary artist to emerge from Japan today, works in both fine arts media, such as painting and sculpture, as well as in digital and commercial media, such as a series of Louis Vuitton bags, apparels, and toys. 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.

Takashi Murakami, originally coined the term “Superflat”, a post-modern style describing both the aesthetic and conceptual characteristics of the Japanese art today, denying any deep spacial depth. Among his extensive exhibitions, some notable examples include a major retrospective which traveled to Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt, and Guggenheim Museum: Bilbao (2008-09). The artist has had notable solo shows at Gagosian Gallery, London (2011) and the Palace of Versailles, France in (2010).
Selected Museum Collections:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan)
Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College (NY, NY)
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston, MA)
Pinchuk Art Centre (Kiev, Ukraine)
Samsung Museum of Art (Seoul, Korea)
Queensland Museum (Brisbane, Australia)

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BunBu-Kun Ponchi-Kun Shimon-Kun (set of three skate decks) by Takashi Murakami
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