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Takashi Murakami

Luxor & Karage-Bo, 2014

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Lot 71
3D plaster printed figure
3.6 x 2.2 in (9.2 x 5.5 cm)
Edition of 300
Unsigned; accompanied by signed certificate of authenticity

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Description

An example of Murakami’s cute and psychedelic style, “Luxor & Karage-Bo” is a tongue-in-cheek representation of contemporary Japanese pop culture. The seemingly superficial nature derived from the plastic manufacturing process is undermined by Murakami’s intentional satirization of contemporary material culture and consumer practices.


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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. He 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.