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Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)
LOT ID: 76538
Magical Princess for Vogue nippon X Comme des garcons , 2009

Offset lithograph, offset color lithograph
84.1 х 59.1 in. (213.61 x 150.11 cm.)
Signed, signed and numbered on the lower right.
Print/Casting Year 2009
Edition 300
Foundry/Publisher Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., Tokyo
Lot description
"Magical Princess for Vogue nippon X Comme des garcons" is a rare print by Takashi Murakami, released in Japan during a pop-up store event with the fashion brand Comme des Garçons in 2009. This print is hand signed and numbered out of 300, is unframed, measures inches (84.10 x 59.10 cm) is in mint condition and will ship worldwide.

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)
Magical Princess for Vogue nippon X Comme des garcons by Takashi Murakami
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