Lot Details

This lot is for 26 mixed media miniature figurines by Contemporary artist Takashi Murakami. Each figurine belongs to one of these three formal series of miniatures issued by Murakami: Los Angeles "superflat Museum series"(10 figurines), "Enchanted Forest series" (10 figurines) and "Rappongi Hills series" (6 figurines). Each figurine comes with an individual SERIAL NUMBER and a certificate of authenticity as issued when purchased. Presently held together in a private U.S Collection. Dates. c. 2002-2005. Dimensions approx for the following works all in excellent condition:40 x 30 x 6 inches (101.6 x 76.2 x 15.2 cm):
1. "Hirpon/Blue"
2. "Hiropon/Peach"
3. "Inochi"
4. "Miss Ko²/ Basic"
5. "Miss Ko²/ Pink"

Each of these miniatures below is sealed in original packaging and in perfect condition. Dimensions approx.: 6 x 3 x 3 inches (15.2 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm):
6. "Flower Ball / Gold"
7. "Flower Ball / Silver"
8. "Kaikai Kiki & Flower / Brown"
9. "Kaikai Kiki & Flower / Moss"
10. "Kaikai Kiki & Flower / Pink"
11. "Machikado-kun/ (Green)"
12. "Machikado-kun/ Heaven (Blue)"
13. "Masamune & Spica"
14. "Melting DOB/ Devil"
15. "Melting DOB / Positive"
16. "Melting DOB / Shine"
17. "Mr. DOB & Mushroom / Indigo"
18. "Mr. DOB & Mushrooms / Light Blue"
19. "Mr. DOB & Mushrooms / White"
20. "Mr. Oval the Mediator/ Black"
21. "Mr. Oval the Mediator/ (White)"
22. "Mushrooms/ (Brown)"
23. "Mushrooms/ Revolutions"
24. "Rumble-kun in a Jar/ (Blue)"
25. "Rumble-kun in a Jar/ Opera Pink"
26. "Shacho"
Considered the Warhol of Japan, Takashi Murakami (b. 1962) is a prolific contemporary Japanese artist who was classically trained in the historic ‘Nihon-ga’ style. Murakami's talent lies in his ability to blend traditional Japanese painting with that of contemporary pop culture. Often pushing the boundaries between what is considered high and low art, Takashi Murakami incorporates popular themes from pop culture, media, and cartoon animation into anything from his "Superflat" paintings to his sculptures. He also brands his own art to create marketable commercial goods including figurines, apparel, and even key chains, such as those offered here

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
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Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, U.S.
  • Ships From: Texas, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 40 x 30 x 6 in. (101.6 x 76.2 x 15.24 cm.)
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