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Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)
LOT ID: 80085
Flower, 2006

Screenprint, in colors on platinum leaf on paper
34 х 34 in. (86.36 x 86.36 cm.)
Signed, dated and numbered on the print by the artist
Print/Casting Year 2006
Edition 50
Foundry/Publisher KaiKai KiKi Co. Ltd., Japan
Lot description
"Flower" (2006) is a rare and highly important silkscreen print on platinum leaf on paper by famous Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. This print is from an edition of just 50, measures sheet size: 34 x 34 inches (86.40 x 86.40) and is in excellent condition, custom framed to larger dimensions (approximately listed above).

Takashi Murakami (Japan b. 1962) 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. Considered the Warhol of Japan for his fame and factory-style art production at KaiKai KiKi Co, Takashi Murakami is 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.

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 as well as the Guggenheim in Bilbao (2008-09). He also has had solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar: "Ego"(2012); Gagosian Gallery, London (2011) and the Palace of Versailles in France (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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