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Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)
LOT ID: 66447
Flowers from the Village of Ponkotan (+ Flowers; 2 works), 2011

Offset lithograph
19.7 х 19.7 in. (50.04 x 50.04 cm.)
Signed, and numbered
Edition 300
Foundry/Publisher KaiKai KiKi Co., Ltd.
Lot description
1)Flowers from the Village of Ponkotan, 2011
color offset lithograph
19.7 x 19.7 inches
Edition of 300
2) Flowers, 2011
color offset lithograph
20.7 x 20.7 inches
Edition of 300

Considered the Warhol of Japan, Takashi Murakami (b. 1963) is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, as well as digital and commercial media. Classically trained in the historic ‘Nihon-ga’ style, Murakami blends the traditional Japanese painting style with contemporary pop culture, pushing the boundaries between high and low art. He incorporates popular themes from pop culture, media, and cartoon animation into anything from his "Superflat" paintings to his enormous sculptures. He also brands his own art to create marketable commercial goods including figurines, apparel, and even key chains. Murakami's work is exhibited internationally and is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA), and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, Japan).
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