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Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)
LOT ID: 80046
If I could reach that field of flowers, I would die happy (+ Open your hands wide, embrace happiness; 2 works), 2010

Offset lithograph
23.62 х 23.62 in. (59.99 x 59.99 cm.)
Signed, and dated with edition number from 300 front lower margins.
Print/Casting Year 2010
Edition 300
Foundry/Publisher Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd, Japan
Lot description
This lot is for two offset lithographs by Takashi Muarkami:

1) If I could reach that field of flowers, I would die happy, 2010
Offset lithograph with cold stamp
23.62 x 23.62 inches (60 x 60 cm)
Edition of 300. Signed, dated, numbered. In excellent condition.

2) Open your hands wide, embrace happiness, 2010
Offset lithograph with cold stamp
26.8 x 26.8 in (68 x 68 cm)
Edition of 300. Signed, dated, numbered. 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)
If I could reach that field of flowers, I would die happy (+ Open your hands wide, embrace happiness 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
  • If I could reach that field of flowers, I would die happy (+ Open your hands wide, embrace happiness 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
  • If I could reach that field of flowers, I would die happy (+ Open your hands wide, embrace happiness 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
  • If I could reach that field of flowers, I would die happy (+ Open your hands wide, embrace happiness 2 works) by Takashi Murakami
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