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Takashi Murakami

I Met a Panda Family, 2013

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Lot 26
Offset lithograph in colors on smooth wove paper
19.7 x 19.7 in (50.0 x 50.0 cm)
Edition of 300
Signed and numbered on recto


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In ‘I Met a Panda Family,’ the artist presents himself as just another character within his “Superflat” universe. Sporting an enigmatic grimace, Takashi Murakami bestrides many of his most popular creations. Beneath his flip-flopped feet are Mr. DOB, grinning technicolor pandas, and a plethora of rainbow skulls.

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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.