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Takashi Murakami

The World And The World Beyond, 2013

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Lot 21
Offset lithograph in colors and high gloss varnish on UV paper
26.8 x 26.8 in (68.0 x 68.0 cm)
Edition of 300
Signed and numbered on recto


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Common to Takashi Murakami's oeuvre, 'The World And The World Beyond' is an exploration of childlike whimsy, alongside greater art historical themes and modern consumerism.

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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.