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Takashi Murakami

I Know Not. I Know, 2010

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Lot 48
Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper
77.0 x 61.0 cm (30.3 x 24.0 in)
Edition of 300
Signed and numbered on recto

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This work ships from the United Kingdom.


Description

Here, Takashi Murakami creates a cosmic wave of skulls, subverting their morbid connotations with bright colors and his signature Superflat style. Yet, there is still an air of macabre, as is evident throughout Murakami’s work and a conscious articulation of “hopelessness.”


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About Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami (Japanese, b. 1962) is internationally renowned for his playful negotiation of various artistic styles and traditions. Often combining Nihonga, a 19th-century Japanese painting style, with contemporary manga and Japanese pop culture, Murakami’s work is underpinned by a sharp wit. Drawing on his keen awareness of art history and contemporary visual culture, Murakami engages in a layered evaluation on consumer practices and contemporary life. Murakami coined the term “Superflat” to describe the cultural commentary and aesthetic preferences characteristic of his work and other contemporary Japanese art. Murakami is also the founder and President of the art management corporation, Kaikai Kiki Co. Ltd.