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Takashi Murakami

Shimon-Kun Supreme Skate Deck, 2007

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Details

Lot 30
Screenprint in colors on seven-ply Canadian maple
31.0 x 8.0 in (78.7 x 20.3 cm)
Unsigned; printed signature on top of deck

Location

This work ships from the United States.


Description

Indicative of Takashi Murakami’s bold and fun style, this skate deck captures one of the artist’s characters amid his well-known jellyfish eyes motif. It is an enduring representation of both Murakami’s Japanese-rooted aesthetics and the relationship between contemporary art and skate culture.


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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.