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Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b.1962)
LOT ID: 80186
Study for Mushroom Painting # 1, 2000

Graphite, on paper.
16 х 16 in. (40.64 x 40.64 cm.)
Unsigned, other, Marianne Boesky Gallery sticker with artist namd, title, medium, size and year on verso.
Lot description
"Study for Mushroom Painting #1" (2000) is a rare and important graphite on drawing paper by world famous Contemporary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. This formal study for Murakami's "Mushroom Painting #1" measures 16 x 16 inches (40.6 x 40.6 cm), is framed to larger dimensions (approx. above) and in excellent condition. The drawing was acquired directly from Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York by the present owner with gallery label still affixed to the back of the framed work (see images).

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Takashi Murakami (Japan, b. 1962) is a painter and sculptor famous for his integration of Fine Art, commercialism, Japanese aesthetics, and cultural criticism into his work. Murakami received his BFA, MFA, and PhD from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he studied Nihonga (traditional Japanese painting).

In 1996, he created the Hiropon Factory in Japan, which later developed into Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd., a large art-making and artist management corporation. Murakami is also a curator and a critical observer of Japanese art. In 2000, he founded the "superflat" movement, a post-modern style drawing inspiration from Japanese manga (comics created in Japan), graphic design, and traditional Japanese prints and screen paintings. Murakami currently lives and works in Tokyo and New York.
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)
Study for Mushroom Painting # by Takashi Murakami
  • Study for Mushroom Painting # by Takashi Murakami
  • Study for Mushroom Painting # by Takashi Murakami
  • Study for Mushroom Painting # 1 by Takashi Murakami
  • Study for Mushroom Painting # 1 by Takashi Murakami
  • Study for Mushroom Painting # 1 by Takashi Murakami
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