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Part of the Takashi Murakami's iconic "Miss Ko2 Project," this c-print color photograph entitled "Miss Ko2-Fluffy" (2004) warps human models into anime-based works of art. Saturated with the sex appeal so often found in Japanese anime, this scantily clad woman rendered with animated characteristics perfectly captures Murakami's contemporary approach to Pop Art. This photograph is edition 3 of 7, measures 28.50 x 19.00 inches (72.40 x 48.30 cm), and is professionally framed to larger dimensions. The photograph was acquired directly from Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France, who formally represents the artist, by present Private Collection, NY, US.

Takashi Murakami (b. 1963) is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who works in both fine arts media, such as painting, and digital and commercial media. Classically trained in the “Nihon-ga” style, Murakami blends traditional Japanese painting with contemporary pop culture. Often pushing the boundaries between what is considered high and low art, Murakami incorporates popular themes from pop culture, media, and cartoon animation into his work, which ranges from his "Superflat" paintings to enormous sculptures. This artistic strategy, combined with his founding of Kaikai Kiki Co., an art production firm with an ethos similar to Warhol’s Factory, has earned Murakami a reputation as the most prominent Pop artist working today. Murakami also brands his own art to create marketable commercial goods, including figurines, apparel, and even key chains. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA (2001); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan (2001); Serpentine Gallery, London, England (2002); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2007); and the Château de Versailles, France (2010).
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

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Provenance:
  • Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France. Private Collection, NY, U.S.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 37.5 x 27.75 in. (95.25 x 70.48 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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